1 October 2018 Go back to News
National Leakage Reduction Programme in Ennis Road will provide a more reliable and secure water supply for the local community
Project to replace 1.3km of water mains on the Ennis Road from Jetland Junction to Union Cross
Irish Water, in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, is working to provide a more secure, reliable and efficient water supply to customers in the Ennis Road area by replacing old water mains and service pipe connections.
The project to replace 1.3km of water mains is being carried out 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.
New plastic pipes will reduce risk of contamination
This section of work will take place on the Ennis Road from Jetland Junction to Union Cross.
“Replacing these water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area,” said Irish Water’s Alan Morrissey.
“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.”
Removing existing old cast iron and lead 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.
Works to be completed by the end of January 2019
The project, which is being carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Shareridge Ltd, is expected to be completed by the end of January.
Areas of work are being limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Variable Messaging Signs are in place on approach roads to advise motorists about the road works and alternative routes. Alternate routes are available via Brookville Avenue and Condell Road. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
Works will be suspended from the 10 December to the 7 January in compliance with Christmas season traffic free flow restrictions.
Works may involve some short term water shut offs
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.
Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified and customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any questions about the project. We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.
For more information, please visit National Leakage Reduction Programme page.