Water mains rehabilitation works set to begin in Ardmore

01 April 2022

There was good news for the residents of the popular seaside village of Ardmore today with the announcement by Irish Water that water mains rehabilitation works are set to begin next week.

The utility, working in partnership with Waterford City & County Council, is replacing over 775 metres of ageing, problematic water mains in Ardmore to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

Speaking about the proposed works, Irish Water’s Joe Carroll said;

We are really pleased to be in Ardmore working to improve water supply for homes and businesses in the beautiful seaside village. The programme to replace the water mains on the R673/College Road, Ardmore, will commence in early April and are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. 

The section of works will take place from College Road towards Sluggera Cross at the junction of the R673 and Whiting Bay Road and consists of approximately 775 metres of new water main. The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the new public water main in the road, to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work. We thank the residents for their patience and cooperation in advance as there will be some disruption in the short term, however, based on previous experiences, we know that this will be overshadowed by the longer-term benefits.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Shareridge Ltd. and are expected to be completed by late April/early May 2022.

Irish Water’s 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 or set your location on our website.

Irish Water has invested over €500 million between 2017 and the end of 2021 to reduce leakage and replace old pipes on the public water network. Fixing leaks can be complicated but we are making progress. In 2018 the rate of leakage nationally was 46%, by the end of 2021 it was reduced to 38%.