Project to replace over 5km of old water mains has begun

Irish Water, in partnership with Waterford City and County Council, has begun a project to replace over 5km of old water mains at a number of locations in the Stradbally area, which will result in a significantly improved water supply for customers in the county.

As part of the project, a number of sections of aging water mains will be replaced, along with service connections. This will result in a much more secure and reliable water supply for residents and businesses, with fewer disruptions due to burst pipes and a significant reduction in leakage of treated water.

A total of 2.3km of water mains is to be replaced in Ballylaneen, Kilduane and Seafield along with a further 2.7 km of new mains connecting Currabaha West to Faha and Graiguenageeha to Stradbally.

 Upgrade works have been completed at Faha and Stradbally

In addition to this, further upgrade works have been completed at Faha and Stradbally Water Treatment plants to enhance the security of supply and quality of drinking water in the area. This will also enable the decommissioning of two older water treatment plants at Currabaha West and Graiguenageeha.

David Sharry, Capital Programmes Regional Lead with Irish Water, said “This work represents an investment of over €1 million in Co Waterford which will benefit local residents and businesses by providing a more secure and reliable water supply as well as reducing leakage on the network. By 2021 Irish Water has committed in its Business Plan to reduce leakage on the public water network to less than 38%. This project is part of our ongoing investment in Ireland’s water infrastructure."

“Irish Water would like to thank local residents and businesses for their patience while this essential work is being carried out, particularly in areas where temporary road closures are necessary.”

Project to be completed by 2 April, 2018

Construction work got underway on 13 November, 2017 and is estimated to be completed by 2 of April, 2018. Following the completion of the pipe laying element of this work, full reinstatement of the roads in the area will take place. Local access will be facilitated and the roads will be open at weekends. Alternative routes are signposted.

For more information, visit the Service and Supply section or contact our customer care help line at 1850 278 278.


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