Essential upgrade works to safeguard water supply at Deerpark, Killarney
13 February 2023
Information below is relevant until further updates are provided here or on our Supply and Service Updates section.
Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Kerry County Council, will carry out essential water main upgrade works to safeguard the water supply for homes and businesses in the Deerpark area of Killarney. The works are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 15 February from 7pm until 10am on Thursday, 16 February.
During the works, customers in Killarney Town, specifically along Fairhill Park Road, St. Brendan’s Place, Daltons Ave, Marian Terrace, Bishop Moynihan’s Crescent, O’Kelly’s Villas, O’Sullivan’s Place, Sunnyhill Upper, Sunnyhill Lower, O’Sullivan’s Place, Mangerton View, Rock Road, Oakwood Retirement Village, New Road, Port Road, St. Margaret’s Road, Millwood, Coolegrean Park, High Street, Msgr O’Flaherty Road, St. Mary’s Road, Friary Downs, Friary Court, Burr Ridge, Ardshanvooly, Sáil Árdán, Dennehy’s Bohereen, Park Road and surrounding areas may experience temporary low pressure and/or water outages.
Crews will make every effort to minimise the disruption to impacted customers and will work to complete these works as quickly and as safely as possible. It typically takes two to three hours following restoration time for the network to refill and normal water supply to fully return.
Vulnerable customers who have registered with Uisce Éireann receive direct communications from us for planned and unplanned outages lasting more than four hours.
These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The works, which are near completion at Deerpark, involve the replacement of approximately 1,200 metres of old trunk water mains with new modern pipes. Replacing these aged trunk water mains will reduce the drinking water lost by leakage and will bring an all-round improvement to water quality for the community.
Since 2018, Uisce Éireann has invested over €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the Leakage Reduction Programme. We are investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030 - fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.
Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.
The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates, please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website. Updates on this work can be found on the Uisce Éireann Supply and Service map by entering the following reference number in the search bar on water.ie: KER00059005.