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Great strides being made in €8.6m Croom Water Project

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Project will connect Croom to Limerick City supply

An Uisce Éireann project that will enhance the security and resilience of the drinking water supply for over 1,700 customers in Croom is making significant progress. 

The project, which commenced in December, involves the construction of 6km of rising main that will connect Croom to the Limerick City supply (Clareville Water Treatment Plant). This significant infrastructure improvement will support social and economic development in the Limerick village.

Almost 5km of modern watermains have already been constructed along the N20 and L1478 in recent months as part of the water supply rationalisation works. The new pipeline represents an €8.6 million investment in improving water supply security and resilience for homes and businesses in Croom. The drinking water infrastructure in the area was not sufficient to meet current demand and the area has been prone to frequent nighttime restrictions. In addition to creating supply challenges for existing customers, this has also impacted the delivery of new housing developments in the area.

Laura Heneghan, Uisce Éireann's Programme Manager, highlighted the importance of the project and the benefits it will bring to the community. Laura stated, "When the project is complete, it will allow for additional social and economic growth in the area and ensure Croom will thrive now and into the future."

Laura also expressed gratitude to the local community for their cooperation and patience during the works.

"We understand that the works may cause some disruption, and our crews are making every effort to minimise this and complete the project swiftly. Thank you to the communities and businesses impacted for their patience and cooperation."

The works are being carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward & Burke Construction and it is planned that Phase 1 works will be completed in mid-2024, with commissioning of the existing pipeline from the city to Attyfynn taking place towards the end of 2024.

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

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.

Find out more on the Croom Water Supply Rationalisation project page.

Laura Heneghan, Programme Manager

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