Uisce Éireann investment will tackle leakage in Lisnafulla

18 September 2023

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, is upgrading the water supply in Lisnafulla, to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce leakage to homes and businesses.

The significant works involve the replacement of more than 2km of damaged water mains with new modern pipes.

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 impacting customers. 

The section of works will take place on the Lisnafulla Road (L7097), from the crossroads at the L1311 and end at the crossroads exiting onto the R515. Crews will also lay new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to customers’ water supply. 

Uisce Éireann’s Programme Manager Kevin Murphy explained that the works, which get underway this week, will also put an end of the loss of treated drinking water into the ground. 

The stretch of pipework we’re replacing is old and has caused outages for locals. The benefits of this work will be felt by the entire community for generations to come.

The works will be carried out by Shareridge Civil Engineering on behalf of Uisce Éireann and are expected to be complete by the end of October.

In the meantime, areas of works will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management will be in place with traffic lights however the community can be assured that local and emergency traffic will be maintained 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 can cause inconvenience for the local community, but our crews will make every effort to minimise any disruptions,” added Kevin. 

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, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.