Skip to main content

National Leakage Reduction Programme continues with further upgrades on the way for An Pháirc

Securing the water supply in Galway 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 approximately 577m of replacement works to aged and damaged water mains are set to commence this week in An Phairc along the R53947 and R336. 

Ageing pipes can, over time, significantly impact water quality, leakage levels, and pressure. Replacing these old, damaged pipes will greatly reduce the high levels of leakage, interruptions, and low-pressure affecting customers. 

Programme Manager for Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme, Gerry O'Donnell, is looking forward to getting crews on site this week, adding: "Securing Galway's water supply is a priority for Uisce Éireann and it is great to see this work commencing which will reduce the risk of outages from bursts now and into the future. Fewer bursts and less leakage mean a stronger more resilient supply for homes and businesses." 

Gerry added, "This section of water mains was prioritised for investment and replacement by Uisce Éireann due to its age and deteriorating condition, resulting in supply interruptions to homes and businesses. When completed, this project will significantly reduce leakage and provide local residents with a sustainable and more reliable water supply for generations to come. I would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience and cooperation during the works. We know based on previous experiences that the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the long-term benefits."

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management in the form of a road closure will in place along the R53947 and a two way traffic light system will be required along the R336 during this time to allow the works to be delivered safely and efficiently. Traffic flows will be diverted during the road closure. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

The works also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers' property boundaries and connecting it to the customer's water supply. The works may involve some short-term supply interruptions which we understand may cause inconvenience, however, the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned water interruptions. 

The project is being delivered on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Farrans Construction and is expected to be completed in July. 

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 reduced to 38%. 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.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.

Get in touch

Follow us on social media or a give us a call.