20 March 2017 Go back to News
New watermain installed in Riverview in Slane
€55,000 project has improved the security of the water supply for customers
Irish Water has connected customers in Riverview in Slane to a new watermain which has improved the security of the water supply for customers. The €55,000 investment has reduced leakage on the network by replacing the aging watermain which was prone to bursting. Work to install the new watermain was completed in full in Q1 2017.
Commenting on the investment Padraig Farrell, Capital Programmes Lead, East and Midlands Region, said “The replacement of the aging watermain in Riverview has delivered a more reliable and secure water supply for customers. The new watermain will reduce leakage on the network which is a key target for Irish Water. By 2021 Irish Water has committed in its Business Plan to reduce leakage on the public water network to less than 38%. This project is part of our ongoing investment in Ireland’s water infrastructure”.
Irish Water spent over €530 million on water services in 2016. Capital investment in the region of €700 million per year is needed for a sustained period of several decades to address the poor condition of Ireland’s water infrastructure. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan up to 2021. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021 while achieving efficiencies of €1.6 billion.