3 September 2018 Go back to News
National Leakage Reduction Programme providing a more reliable and secure water supply in Killaloe and Bridgetown
Project will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages on the supply
Irish Water, in partnership with Clare County Council, is working to provide a more secure, reliable and efficient water supply to customers in Killaloe and Bridgetown by replacing old problematic water mains.
The project to replace 1.7km of old 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 by Shareridge Ltd. 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.
Large number of burst have occurred on these pipe
A large number of burst have occurred on these pipes. Replacing them will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
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.
Safer drinking water supply
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.
The works will take place in Millstream Estate, Killaloe (500m) and in Bridgetown Fahy (1,200m). Alan Morrissey, Networks Programme Regional Lead, commented “These projects are essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply for Killaloe and Bridgetown. We would like to thank the community and businesses for their patience and support while this work is being carried out and assure them that we will work with our contractor, Shareridge Ltd. to keep any disruption or inconvenience to a minimum.”
Works may involve some short-term water shut-offs
The project is expected to begin shortly and will be completed in October. 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.
Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified and customers can call our customer care helpline on Callsave 1850 278 278 for any questions about the project.
Water Supply Updates
We regret any inconvenience these necessary water network improvements cause. Details of work in the area will be updated regularly on our Water Supply Updates section.
Leakage Reduction Programme
For more information, visit our Leakage Reduction Programme section.