Replacing 1.4 kilometres of ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts

Irish Water, in partnership with Waterford City & County Council, has commenced works to replace 1.4 kilometres of ageing water mains prone to frequent bursts in Kilrossanty, Lemybrien, Co. Waterford.

Works to be completed by end of May

These works, which are part of our national Leakage Reduction Programme, commenced on March 18th and are expected to be completed by the end of May 2019. New water mains will be constructed along the public road in the vicinity of Kilrossanty National School. The old, damaged pipes will be replaced with modern, high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. 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 customers’ water supply. 

Mark O’Duffy, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead

The works are being carried out by Coffey Northumbrian Ltd. in partnership with Waterford City & County Council on our behalf. “As they get older, some pipes have a high level of leakage as well as being subject to frequent bursts.” 

“Replacing the old, damaged pipes will ensure a more reliable water supply for the area. The new water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages.These improvements to the water network are essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply, now and into the future.”

Traffic management will be in place

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. To minimise disruption, areas of work will be limited to short sections. Traffic management will be in place throughout the course of the works. A road closure on the L3020 between Knockeylan Road and Barnakill Cross will be in place for the duration of the works. A diversion via the L3019 (Carrigmorna –Crough Road) and L7025 (Knockeylan Road) through Barnakill and Knockeylan will be in place. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

“We will continue to work with the community to minimise disruption. Customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any further questions about the project,” added Mark O’Duffy.

More information

For more information, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.


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