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National Leakage Reduction Programme continues in Kerry as Ardfert set to benefit

09 January 2024

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Kerry County Council, is replacing over 1km of aged water mains in Ardfert. The project is due to commence in the coming days and will be completed by late March. 

The works will take place along Station Road, from Ardfert Central National School and will continue onto the R551 and end just after Ardfert Community Centre. Works will also take place along The Square, ending at the T-junction facing Ardfert Cathedral.

Commenting on the project, Programme Manager at Uisce Éireann, Jack Cronin said: “This is another significant investment in improving the water supply for the people of Ardfert. This section of water main that we are replacing has burst several times recently, so we are delighted to progress these upgrades for the local community, providing them with a more reliable water supply.”

We would like to thank customers in advance for their cooperation and patience while we complete this important project.’’

The project is being carried out by Ward and Burke Construction Ltd on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned disruption. 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. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these are being replaced.

In 2023, Uisce Éireann constructed 7km of new water mains and completed significant upgrades to the local pump station to connect Ardfert Water Supply Scheme to the Central Regional Water Supply Scheme. 

In addition, Uisce Éireann is delighted to announce that Tubrid Reservoir, which serves the village of Ardfert, has also been approved for aninvestment of over €2 million to secure the water supply for customers for years to come. Planning Permission was granted for the reservoir in November 2023 and detailed design is on-going with construction due to commence in late 2024 or early 2025. 

Customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 with any questions about the project or visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website for regular updates.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit our website.