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Great news for Granlahan

Uisce Éireann crews will arrive in Granlahan next week bringing with them the promise of a more reliable water supply for the community. 

Works to replace more than 800m of old water main from Granlahan Community Centre towards the townland of Barrinagh are due to commence on Monday. 

This stretch of pipeline is prone to bursts so the works will significantly reduce leakage levels and put an end to disruption to the water supply in the area. 

Uisce Éireann's Networks Programme manager Declan Cawley is looking forward to getting the project underway. 

"We're well aware of the problems this stretch of water main has been causing. Carrying out these works under the National Leakage Reduction Programme will greatly benefit the community."

"Not only will it put an end to sporadic bursts but it will significantly reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground. Customers can look forward to a more secure and reliable supply." 

Farrans Construction will carry out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann with a planned completion date in August 2023. 

To ensure the safe delivery of the works, the L-6650 will be closed from Granlahan Community Centre south towards the townland of Barrinagh, for the duration of the project. However, local and emergency access will be maintained at all times. 

"We understand that this type of work is inconvenient, and our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to the local people. These works are essential for the area and the long-term benefits will far outweigh any short-term inconvenience. We thank the community for their patience and co-operation," said Declan. 

The works may require some short-term water interruptions to the water supply, but the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned interruptions.

This project forms part of Uisce Eireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme and will help us achieve our 2030 goal of a national leakage rate of 25%. The National Leakage Reduction team has made great strides since 2018 when the leakage rate stood at 46%. 

Since 2018, Uisce Éireann has invested more than €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the national 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.

For more information, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.

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