Further progress in Donegal with water saving project completed in Creeslough

02 March 2022

With water conservation continuing to be a top priority, Irish Water is proud to have recently completed a water saving projects in Creeslough, Co Donegal. 

Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, has recently replaced ageing water mains on Cashel Road, Creeslough, Co Donegal. This work will now ensure that the volume of clean water being lost underground is reduced, as well as improving the reliability of water being provided to homes and businesses. 

In total over 1km of water mains was replaced with new modern pipes as part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme. All lead service connections on the public roadway were also replaced as part of the works.

Reflecting on the importance of these works in Donegal, Declan Cawley, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water, said: “The completion of these works on Cashel Road, Creeslough have strengthened and reinforced the water network in this area.  

Not only did we save water and improve the reliability of the supply, but we have improved water quality and created operational efficiencies on the network.

Declan continued: “We would like to thank the Creeslough community for their patience during the essential works. We understand this type of work can be inconvenient and we appreciate the support we received while we completed this important project.” 

This project is one example of how Irish Water is continuing to work in partnership with Donegal County Council to reduce leaks every day. Fixing leaks can be complicated but we are making progress. In 2018 the rate of leakage nationally was 46%, by the end of 2021 it was reduced to 38%.  We are on track to achieve a national leakage rate of 32% by the end of 2024. For more information, please visit the National Leakage Reduction Programme section of our website.

Irish Water 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.