More good news for Galway City with water project complete

15 August 2023

Securing the water supply across Galway City remains a top priority for Uisce Éireann as the intensive campaign continues to drive down leakage and improve the water supply to homes and businesses.

Uisce Éireann is delighted to announce that works to replace a 700m stretch of pipework along the N84, Headford Road on the outskirts of Galway City have been completed putting an end to sporadic bursts in the local area.

The old pipework was decades old and susceptible to bursts so replacing it has alleviated the threat of outages. Uisce Éireann’s Programme Manager Gerry O’Donnell is proud to have delivered such an important project for Galway City. 

The delivery of the national Leakage Reduction Programme is ensuring security of supply, reducing leakage, and putting sustainable water supply at the heart of the Galway water network. We continue to work with Galway City Council to target the areas that need leakage reduction works the most and the Headford Road was susceptible to frequent bursts. By replacing this stretch of pipeline, we have given homes and businesses in the area a more secure and reliable supply of water."

We thank the community for their co-operation and patience while the works were ongoing.” 

Following the completion of the works, it is necessary to reinstate the permanent road surface and these works will be programmed and carried out in due course by Uisce Éireann in partnership with Galway City Council.   

This Galway City project is one example of how Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Local Authorities to reduce leakage and provide 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 2022 it was 37%. We are on track to achieve a national leakage rate of 25% by the end of 2030.

For more information, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.