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Stable water supply in the pipeline for Clare’s Creegh

16 October 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’s crews will arrive in Alva, Creegh in the coming days to get to work replacing more than 1km of old water mains which is susceptible to leakage along the R483 from the T-junction at Kilmacduane West until the Old Parochial House Cottages. 

These improvement 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.

Uisce Éireann’s Programme Manager Kevin Murphy is looking forward to getting started on this important project for the people of Creegh. 

Carrying out these works under the National Leakage Reduction Programme will greatly benefit the community. 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."

Ward & Burke Construction Ltd will carry out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann with a completion date in December.

To deliver the works safely, traffic lights will be in place along the section of works. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times. 

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

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient to local residents and motorists but we will make every effort to ensure the least disruption as possible,” said Kevin. 

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on X (formerly Twitter) @IWCare with any queries.

This Clare 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 out National Leakage Reduction Programme page.