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Rosses Point benefits from Watermains replacement works

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2km of old watermains in Rosses Point are being replaced to provide a safer and more secure water supply

As part of its commitment to upgrade and improve water supplies across the Northwest, Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Sligo County Council, is decommissioning approximately 2km of old watermains in Rosses Point to provide a safer and more secure water supply for customers in the area. The ageing watermains are being replaced with new high-density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The works will provide improved water quality while reducing the high level of leakage and bursts in the area. 

The works will take place along the R291 Rosses Point to Sligo Road, Old Rosses Point Road in Rosses Point village, as well as in Greenlands on the Golf Course Road, Rosses Upper, The Line Road and Rosses Point Village.

The project, which will commence in early June, will improve drinking water quality, provide a more reliable water supply and reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost to leakage. The works are a critical step in conserving our precious resource and reducing high levels of leakage which have been a significant source of disruption and outages for customers. 

Programme Manager, for Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme, Declan Cawley is looking forward to getting crews on site. "Old and damaged watermains remain a huge source of leakage and continue to impact communities right across Ireland, causing low pressure and supply disruption. Replacing these old cast iron watermains will improve water quality as well as help eliminate existing leaks and significantly reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground."

"We would like to thank the community in Rosses Point in advance for their patience and cooperation during the works, we know based on previous experiences that the short-term inconvenience will be outweighed by the long-term benefits."

Where watermains are being installed traffic management will be in place however, local and emergency access will always be maintained.

This project is being carried out by Farrans Construction on behalf of Uisce Éireann and are expected to be completed by September 2023.

The National Leakage Reduction Programme helps provide a more reliable water supply to Irish communities by reducing high levels of leakage and improving water quality. Since 2018, its delivery has represented an investment of over €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country. Uisce Éireann is also investing a further €250 million annually up to the end of 2030 directed at fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.

To find out more visit our leakage reduction programme section.

Uisce Éireann's customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit our Supply and Service section or set your location on our website.

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.

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