Improvement works to provide a more reliable water supply to Cahirciveen

05 July 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with Kerry County Council, is progressing with water network improvement works in Cahirciveen. The works involve the installation of a new pressure regulation valve.

Construction will commence on 11th July 2022 with works forming part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. 

The project, being carried out by Ward and Burke Limited on behalf of Irish Water, is expected to take one week to complete.  Works will take place along Old Market Street from its junction with Main Street for approximately 15m.

Speaking about works, Steven Blennerhassett from Irish Water said “Installing a new pressure regulation valve will ensure a more reliable water supply for the people of Cahirciveen. 

To complete these works in a safe and efficient manner, a road closure is required along Old Market Street from its junction with St. Joseph’s Terrace to Main Street. Traffic Diversions will be signposted on approach and local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

The works may involve some short-term water outages and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice before any planned water outages

Irish Water understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause as we continue to improve the water supply in Kerry and progress the National Leakage Reduction Programme.

Irish Water’s 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 our Supply and Service Update section or set your location on our website.

Since 2018, Irish Water has invested over €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the Leakage Reduction Programme. 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 investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030 to reduce the leakage rate to 25%.

For more information on reducing leaks visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.