Stable water supply in the pipeline for Monaghan’s Canal Street and Mall Road

22 June 2023

Before autumn is out homes and businesses in Canal Street and Mall Road in Monaghan Town will have a more reliable water supply. 

Uisce Éireann’s crews will arrive in Monaghan Town in the coming days to begin works on replacing approximately 670m of old water mains which are susceptible to regular bursts. 

The new pipes on the Canal Street and Mall Road will put a stop to outages and leaks and give customers much more confidence in their water supply. 

Uisce Éireann’s Networks Regional Lead Declan Cawley is looking forward to getting the Monaghan project underway. 

Fewer bursts and less leakage mean a stronger supply for homes and businesses. The area will no longer be under threat of sporadic bursts. These works are essential for Monaghan and the long-term benefits will far outweigh 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 in September 2023. 

To deliver the works safely and efficiently a road closure and three way traffic lights will be in operation during the course of the project, but the areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact. Traffic will follow a sign posted diversion during the road closure. Locals can be assured that local and emergency traffic will be accommodated at all times. 

The works may require 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. We understand that this type of work is inconvenient, and our crews will make every effort to minimise disruption to the local people.  

This 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 visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.