Monaghan communities to benefit from water mains projects

24 August 2022

Irish Water customers in Monaghan’s Killyconnigan and Newbliss will be happy to learn that works have been completed on two water mains projects.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Monaghan County Council, has completed the replacement of approximately 1.5km of water mains in Killyconnigan. In Newbliss, over 5km of old water mains was also replaced providing both communities with a safer and more secure water supply. 

Outlining the benefits of the works, Declan Cawley, Water Network Programme Lead with Irish Water, said completion of both of these projects is another step in improving Monaghan’s water network.

Irish Water is delighted to have completed these projects for the people of Newbliss and Killyconnigan. Both projects will provide the local communities with a safe and reliable water supply while also reducing the high leakage levels and improving water quality. I’m sure this is welcome news to the local communities as they were previously impacted by unplanned outages when bursts occurred on the old water mains."

We understand that the delivery of these important works to the underground water network caused disruption to the local communities and we would like to thank the people of Newbliss and Killyconnigan for their patience and cooperation while we completed these projects. Both projects were completed by Farrans Construction Limited and we would like to thank them for their diligence throughout.

Irish Water is working with local Authorities across the country to reduce leakage and provide customers with a more reliable water supply. 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 38% and now we are on track to achieve a national leakage rate of 25% by the end of 2030.

Since 2018, Irish Water has invested more than €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the 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 on the Leakage Reduction Programme please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.