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Uisce Éireann Investment creates confidence for Castlebar customers

26 April 2024

As summer approaches, the residents of Castlebar’s Fortfield and Harmony Heights can have more confidence in their water supply. 

Uisce Éireann recently replaced almost 500 metres of old water mains which were susceptible to regular bursts and caused supply disruptions to locals. 

The works, which are part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme, not only guarantee customers a more reliable water supply but put a stop to the loss of precious treated water into the ground.  

Uisce Éireann’s, Enda Mac Namara, is grateful to the community for their patience while Farrans Construction carried out the important works on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

This essential work is part of a significant investment by Uisce Éireann to improve the water network across the country, prioritising investment where it is needed most, enabling these communities to thrive. We would like to thank customers in Castlebar for their cooperation and patience while the works took place.”

This project in Castlebar forms part of Uisce Éireann’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.