Water saving hat trick for Leitrim
11 April 2022
Keshcarrigan is the latest Leitrim village to save water with mains replacement works now complete.
Irish Water removed more than 2km of old water mains in the direction of Castlefore and Drumlitten. The work has not only reduced the amount of drinking water lost into the ground, but locals can enjoy a much more reliable supply.
Keshcarrigan is the third Leitrim village to benefit from the Leakage Reduction Programme in recent months with works completed in Drumshanbo’s Hilly Road and Newtownmanor at the end of 2021.
Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme Lead, Declan Cawley, explained that Irish Water, working in partnership with Leitrim County Council, is driving down leakage in the county, reducing the number of bursts and outages and in turn ensuring customers face fewer disruptions.
“We have prioritised leakage reduction works to those areas which need it most. In recent months we have carried out works at Hilly Road and Newtownmanor and most recently Keshcarrigan and we will continue to replace old pipes susceptible to leaks.”
He thanked the people of Leitrim for their patience while works were being carried out.
Leitrim County Council’s Senior Executive Engineer, Peadar Griffin said: “these vital works will safeguard the supply in Leitrim now and into the future and support growth and development in these areas.”
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 €600 million up to the end of 2024 - fixing leaks and replacing pipes to provide a more reliable water supply.
For more information on reducing leaks visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.