Good news for Bowling Green as upgrades to the water supply begin
30 October 2023
Works to secure the water supply in Bowling Green begin tomorrow morning as Uisce Éireann continues its intensive campaign to drive down leakage and provide a reliable supply for homes and businesses in Galway.
This project is being delivered as part of Uisce Éireann’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which continues to deliver significant benefits to communities across Ireland, including improved water quality, a more secure water supply, and considerable water savings.
Working in partnership with Galway City Council, Uisce Éireann is replacing approximately more than 100 metres of old water mains between Market Street Junction and the Tuck Mill Court Apartments.
Replacing these damaged pipes with new, modern pipework will improve water quality and supply as well reducing disruptions caused by low pressure and outages.
Highlighting the importance of these works, Declan Cawley, Uisce Éireann said, “We are delighted to announce this investment for the people of Bowling Green. Replacing these old and damaged cast-iron water mains is a first step in tackling low water pressure, bursts, and leakage issues which have been affecting homes and businesses. The works will not only reduce the amount of drinking water lost to leakage but will also deliver a much more reliable water supply as well as improved water quality for current and future generations.”
Declan added, “On behalf of Uisce Éireann, I would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience and cooperation as traffic management will be necessary. However, based on previous experiences, we know that the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the long-term benefits.”
To facilitate the safe delivery of the works, a lane closure will be in place and traffic will be diverted along Lombard Street. However, local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.
The works, which will be carried out by Farrans on behalf of Uisce Éireann, are expected to be completed by December.
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 25% by the end of 2030. For more information, please visit www.water.ie/reducingleaks.
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.
Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit www.water.ie.