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Tidings of a more dependable water supply for Castlebar homes

Uisce Éireann crews are on their way to Castlebar and bringing with them the gift of a more reliable water supply for the county town. 

Old pipework in two residential areas will be replaced to reduce high levels of leakage. 

Crews will begin the project in Fortfield before making their way to Harmony Heights with almost 500 metres of new pipes to be laid. 

The works, which are part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme, will not only put a stop to the loss of precious treated water into the ground but it will guarantee customers a more reliable water supply. 

"Replacing these pipes in two of Castlebar's residential areas will give homes confidence in their water supply into the future. Our team will be on site within days and ensure minimum disruption to locals," explained Uisce Éireann's Enda Mac Namara. 

While traffic lights and a stop/go system will be in place, local, and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. The essential works may require some short-term water interruptions but if this is the case the project team will give a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned interruptions. 

Farrans Construction will carry out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann with a completion date of February, 2024.

"We thank the local community in Castlebar for their support as we work to bring them a more dependable water supply." 

Customers with any queries about the works can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 or check out the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website for regular updates.

This project in Castlebar will help Uisce Éireann 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.

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