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South Roscommon works ensures sustainable water supply for generations

18 January 2024

2024 has got off to a good start for South Roscommon with the community in Ardnanure enjoying a more reliable water supply. 

Before the turn of the year Uisce Éireann replaced more than 3km of old water mains along the Rooskagh Ardkeenan Road which was to blame for leakage. 

The new pipework has not only put a stop to the loss of treated drinking water, but it has given locals a more sustainable and reliable water supply for generations to come. 

Uisce Éireann’s Enda Mac Namara thanked the community for their support while works, which were carried out under the National Leakage Reduction Programme, were ongoing in the second half of last year. 

This section of water mains was prioritised for investment and replacement by Uisce Éireann due to its age and deteriorating condition, resulting in supply interruptions to homes and businesses. The work will have major benefits for the community going forward.” 

Some final reinstatement works remain outstanding and will be completed in spring when the weather allows. 

The Roscommon project forms part of Uisce Eireann’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, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.