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Uisce Éireann’s €3m investment unlocks growth and development potential in Limerick

13 May 2024

Uisce Éireann’s commitment to enabling communities to thrive across Limerick is continuing with a €3m investment in Mungret. Uisce Éireann provided essential funding for the recently completed new water and wastewater infrastructure as part of Limerick City and County Council’s Mungret Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) Road.

Funded through Uisce Éireann’s national Growth and Development programme and delivered by Limerick City and County Council, more than 3.6km of water mains and 3.2km of gravity sewer were installed. This will enable the continued growth of the Mungret LIHAF development, which includes provision for approximately 1,900 housing units.

Uisce Éireann’s Lisa Cogan said: “We are delighted to have worked collaboratively with our colleagues at Limerick City and County Council on the Mungret LIHAF Road, and to have funded the €3m construction of new water and wastewater network which will enable the delivery of essential housing in Limerick.

Lisa added: “This crucial investment reflects Uisce Éireann’s ongoing commitment to funding water services infrastructure to support housing delivery on LIHAF approved sites.

Director of Service, Planning, Environment and Place-Making at Limerick City and County Council, Vincent Murray, outlined the importance of the scheme, saying: “Limerick City and County Council were delighted to work with Uisce Éireann to deliver the Mungret LIHAF road Stage 2. This brings us significantly closer to providing homes for hundreds more families in a welcoming and sustainable setting. Our vision is for residents to enjoy convenient access to schools, workplaces, and local shopping areas by walking and cycling. This design fosters a strong sense of community within an interconnected neighbourhood, aligning closely with Limerick City and County Council’s sustainability objectives.” 

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit