Tipp top water supply on the way for customers in Bouladuff
04 May 2023
A more reliable water supply is on the way to the people of The Ragg, Bouladuff this summer.
Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Tipperary County Council, will replace 1.8km of damaged pipes which will reduce the number of leaks experienced by customers.
The upgrade works, which are due to get underway in the coming days, will provide improved water quality and supply for the local community.
The works involve the replacement of over 1800 metres of aged water mains with new modern pipes in The Ragg, Bouladuff. These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. When complete, the upgrades will represent a significant step in reducing disruption from bursts and outages which have been affecting homes and businesses in the area.
The section of works will take place along the R498 from the Tipperary Camogie Grounds, via Bouladuff village, to the junction for Farney Castle. A short section of works will also take place along the Bouladuff/Templemore Road (L4131) from the crossroads in Bouladuff village, to beyond the National School.
Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management in the form of traffic lights will be in place for the duration of the works however, local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.
Outlining the benefits the water mains replacement project will bring, Gerry O’Donnell from Uisce Éireann, explained: “Old and damaged water mains are a huge source of leakage and continue to impact communities right across Ireland, causing low pressure and supply disruption. Replacing these old water mains in poor condition at The Ragg, Bouladuff will eliminate existing leaks and significantly reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.”
Gerry added, “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 are being carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by ShareRidge Civil Engineering and are expected to be completed by the end of June.
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 Supply and Service Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.
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.