Seaside Stroove benefits from significant water mains revamp

27 April 2023

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The works will provide a more secure and reliable water supply after the water mains replacement

Stroove on the Inishowen peninsula, set against the majestic Atlantic Ocean renowned for its natural beauty and water vistas is set to benefit from the provision of a more secure and reliable water supply as the busy seaside village welcomes water mains replacement works. 

Uisce Éireann crews will arrive in the village in the coming weeks to begin work on replacing more than 4.3km of old water mains which are susceptible to regular bursts and high levels of leakage. 

The new pipes along the R241 (Ballymcarthur Crossroads to Stroove), will put a stop to bursts, outages and leakage and give locals and visitors alike an improved confidence in the security of their water supply. 

Uisce Éireann’s Networks Regional Lead Declan Cawley is looking forward to getting this significantly important project underway. 

Securing Stroove’s water supply is a priority for Uisce Éireann and it is great to see this work commencing which will reduce the risk of outages from bursts now and into the future. Fewer bursts and less leakage will ensure a stronger water supply for homes and businesses in this busy coastal community." 

A road closure will be required for a section of the works along the R241(McCorkells Road Junction to Stroove) as the mains replacement project advances, with signed posted diversion in place. Locals can be assured that local and emergency traffic will be accommodated at all times.

The essential works may involve some short-term water interruptions, but the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned interruptions. 

Declan continued: “We understand that this type of work is inconvenient, and our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to the local people. These works are essential to ensure Strooves security of supply now and into the future, with the long-term benefits far outweighing any short-term inconvenience. We thank the community for their patience and co-operation.” 

Farrans Construction will carry out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann with a completion date this November.  

This project forms part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme and will help us achieve our 2030 goal of a national leakage rate of 25%. The National Leakage Reduction team has made great strides since 2018 when the leakage rate stood at 46%. 

Since 2018, Uisce Éireann has invested more than €500 million to upgrade the underground water network across the country through the delivery of the national Leakage Reduction Programme. We are investing a further €250 million every year up to the end of 2030 - fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.

For more information on the national Leakage Reduction Programme, please visit our Leakage Reduction section.