Stable water supply in the pipeline for Clare’s Clonlara
08 August 2023
Securing the water supply across the Banner County remains a top priority for Uisce Éireann as the intensive campaign continues to drive down leakage and improve the water supply to homes and businesses.
Uisce Éireann is delighted to announce that works to replace approximately 300m of aged and damaged water mains along the Main Street in Clonlara are set to commence next week. This project has been prioritised as part of Uisce Éireann’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which is delivering a more secure and reliable water supply to communities right across Ireland.
Ageing pipes can, over time, significantly impact water quality, leakage levels, and pressure. Replacing these pipes will greatly reduce the levels of leakage and bursts resulting in service interruptions affecting customers and local businesses.
Uisce Éireann’s Gerry O’Donnell is delighted to get this vital project underway adding: “Securing Clare’s water supply remains 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.”
Gerry added, “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. When completed, this project will improve water quality, significantly reduce leakage and provide local residents with a sustainable and more reliable water supply for generations to come. I would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience and cooperation during the works. We know based on previous experiences that the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the long-term benefits.”
The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Shareridge Limited and are expected to be completed by mid-September. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management will be in place to allow the works to be delivered safely and efficiently. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
This project is one example of how Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Local Authorities to reduce leakage and provide a more reliable water supply. Fixing leaks can be complicated but we are making progress. In 2018 the rate of leakage nationally was 46%, by the end of 2022 it was 37%. We are on track to achieve a national leakage rate of 25% by the end of 2030.
The Uisce Éireann 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 the Water Supply Updates section of our website.