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Upper hand for Coole’s water supply

Coole Upper will reap the rewards from Uisce Éireann's Leakage Reduction Programme with imminent works promising a reliable water supply. 

Uisce Éireann is replacing approximately 2km of damaged water mains in Coole Upper, Cranford and Milford that are prone to frequent bursts and leakage. 

Putting a stop to these sporadic outages will give the community a greater confidence in its water supply. 

The works were temporarily postponed late last year but are now due to commence in early March 2024, with an expected completion date of late summer 2024. Once completed, customers in this area will enjoy an improved water supply with less disruption. 

Commenting on the project Uisce Éireann's Programme Manager, Patricia Lowry said: "This essential work is part of a significant investment by Uisce Éireann to improve the water network in Milford, prioritising investment where it is needed most, enabling communities to thrive."

"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." 

Works will take place along the R245 Carrigart Road junction to Coole Chapel and will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. To deliver the works safely and efficiently, there will be some short-term local road closures and traffic management put in place during this time. The community will be notified of this in advance. Alternative routes will be available, and diversions will be clearly sign-posted. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Farrans Constructions is carrying out the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann. 

This project forms part of Uisce Éireann'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.

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