28 August 2018 Go back to News
National Leakage Reduction Programme continues to provide a more reliable supply for Dunmore East
Irish Water, in partnership with Waterford City and County Council, is working to provide a more secure, reliable and efficient water supply to the Creadan area in Dunmore East by replacing old problematic water mains.
Project will replace 2.2km of old problematic water mains
The project to replace 2.2km of old problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes, will also include laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting them to the customers’ water supply. This work is being carried out as part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see €500m invested nationally over the next four years to tackle leakage in Ireland’s ageing water network
Replacing these water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
Replacing new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination
This project will also play a key role in reducing the amount of clean drinking water lost to leakage, which will in turn help with the ongoing drive to conserve water and reduce the likelihood of restrictions during future droughts.
Removing existing old problematic pipes from the public water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination and provide a safer overall drinking water supply.
Mark O’Duffy, Irish Water’s Networks Programme Regional Lead, commented: “This project is essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply for the Creadan area in Dunmore East now and into the future. We would like to thank the community and businesses in Dunmore East for their patience and support while this work is being carried out and assure them that we will work with our contractors to keep any disruption or inconvenience to a minimum.”
Project expected to be completed by mid December
The works will take place in the following townlands north of the village of Dunmore East: Killea, Auskurra Beg, Glebe, Creadan and Killawlan. The project, which is being carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Coffey Northumbrian Ltd, is expected to be completed by mid-December.
Works may involve short-term water shut offs
Areas of work are being limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. 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’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
Traffic management will be in place during the project. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Water Supply Updates
Irish Water regrets any inconvenience these necessary water network improvements cause. Details of work in the area will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates page.
Leakage Reduction Programme
Residents and businesses in the areas of the works have been notified and customers can call our customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 for any questions in relation to the works.
To find out more about the national programme of works to reduce leakage and improve Ireland’s water supply, visit our Leakage Reduction Programme Page.