29 May 2017 Go back to News
Elm Park residents enjoy a safer and more reliable water supply
Project is part of €14 million investment by Irish Water in Limerick's water network
Residents of Elm Park on the Ennis Road will benefit from a much improved water supply following the completion of a €50,000 Irish Water project to replace water mains and old back yard connections in the area.
The project, which was carried out in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, involved the replacement of a section of old water main in the area which was in poor condition due to corrosion and as a result was subject to frequent bursts and leakage. The work also included the replacement of lead water service pipes and connections serving individual properties. Lead in pipes and fittings can dissolve in water which over time can lead to levels exceeding the drinking water regulations. This can present a health risk, especially to babies and young children.
By addressing these issues, Irish Water can ensure a much more reliable and safer supply of water to the residents of Elm Park.
Paul Cremin of Irish Water commented “We would like to thank the residents of Elm Park for their patience and co-operation while this essential work was taking place. As a result of the work that was carried out, they will now experience a much improved water supply with fewer disruptions due to burst pipes. The health risks associated with old lead pipes have also been eliminated.
This project is part of continuing investment to bring the antiquated parts of Limerick City’s water supply network up to modern standards. Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council have invested over €14 million in recent years in modernising the water network in the city and plan to continue this level of investment in order to improve the water supply network for our Limerick customers.”
Work is also nearing completion in the Greenfields Road area where a new water main is being installed along Greenfields Road from the Childers Road junction to the Ballinacurra Gardens junction and along three cul-de-sacs off Greenfields Road. This work, as in Elm Park, also includes the replacement of old lead service connections to individual properties. In total, the scheme will see the removal of backyard water mains and individual lead pipes at 110 locations along Greenfields Road and its adjoining cul-de-sacs.
Customers with any queries about work taking place in their area can contact our 24-hour customer care helpline at 1850 278 278 or visit our Supply and Service page.