Project forms part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water is working in partnership with Meath County Council to replace a water main in Sandyhall, Julianstown in Co. Meath to improve the security of the water supply for local residents.

This project commenced on Tuesday, 22 May and will involve the decommissioning and replacement of a problematic water main with a permanent secure supply for this community. The work will take approximately one month to complete and will be undertaken between the Golf Club and the Community Centre.

National Leakage Reduction Programme

This work is part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which over the next four years will see €500 million invested to reduce the high level of leakage across the country by fixing or replacing ageing water mains. This will ensure a safe, reliable water supply which is vital for our health, our environment and our growing population and economy.

The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water shut offs. Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

Replacing the existing water mains with new modern pipes will provide a long term solution to ensure a safe and secure water supply is delivered to customers.

Derek Deignan, Regional Lead, Leakage Reduction Programme

Commenting on the works Derek Deignan, Regional Lead for the Leakage Reduction Programme, said “This section of water mains in Sandyhall requires a permanent solution to ensure security of supply for local residents and businesses. Replacing the existing water mains with new modern pipes will provide a long term solution to ensure a safe and secure water supply is delivered to customers.”

More information

Residents and businesses in the area of the works have been notified. You can call our customer care helpline on Callsave 1850 278 278 for any questions about the project.

For more information, view our Leakage Reduction Programme section.

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