Irish Water is replacing 400 metres of defective water mains along Monkstown Road which will improve the security of the water supply and safeguard water quality for customers in the area. The €245,000 investment will also improve water pressure, reduce leakage on the network and reduce interruptions to the service for customers.

The contract has been awarded to Coras Pipeline Services Ltd. Site investigation work, to establish the position of other utility services in the area and to facilitate the design work for the project, will commence this week. The site investigation work will take two weeks to complete.  The work to replace the aging water main will being in January 2017 and is expected to take approximately two months to complete.

Commenting on the project Ivan Corcoran, Programmes Specialist for the East and Midlands region, said “The replacement of 400 metres of old defective water mains along Monkstown Road will provide a more reliable and secure water supply for customers. We are investing in replacing old water mains across Dublin which will help to reduce leakage in the network to improve services to our customers. This project is part of our ongoing investment in Ireland’s water infrastructure”.

Irish Water will spend €532 million on water services in 2016 to improve the country’s water and wastewater infrastructure. Capital investment in the region of €700 million per year is needed for a sustained period of several decades to address the poor condition of Ireland’s water infrastructure. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan up to 2021. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021 while achieving efficiencies of €1.6 billion.


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