Water pressure problems prioritised for Roscommon community

21 September 2022

Replacing old pipework at Roscommon’s Lisnamult will have a positive impact on water pressure for homes in the area. 

Within days Irish Water crews will begin the installation of half a kilometre of new water main on the outskirts of Roscommon Town. 

Because the new main is replacing long service connections, customers will enjoy improved water pressure when the national Leakage Reduction Programme works are completed at the end of October. 

We are aware of the pressure issues for our customers in the Lisnamult area, and these works will ensure they have a much more reliable supply of water. Instances of bursts and water outages will be reduced, and these new pipes will also put an end to the loss of clean drinking water into the ground,” explained Irish Water’s Networks Regional Lead Declan Cawley. 

The section of works will take place along the L-70524-0 and stop/go signals will be in place. However, locals can be assured that areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact. 

Irish Water customers will also be given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice of any essential short-term interruptions to the local water supply.

Working with Roscommon County Council, we prioritise works in the areas that need it most. Our customers in Lisnamult will see the benefits of replacing these old pipes first-hand.

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient for local residents, and we thank the community for their continued co-operation and patience,” added Declan.  

Customers with questions about the project can call Irish Water on 1800 278 278 or contact us on Twitter @IWCare. For further updates please see the Irish Water website.

Irish Water is working with local authorities across the country to reduce leakage and provide customers with a more reliable water supply.  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 38% and now we are on track to achieve a national leakage rate of 25% by the end of 2030.

Since 2018, Irish Water 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, visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.