Water savings on the horizon for Salthill supply

24 November 2021

2022 promises to bring a more reliable water supply to homes in Lenaboy Gardens, Salthill with work to upgrade water mains due to get underway shortly. 

Approximately 210 metres of old cast iron water mains, prone to leakage will be replaced with modern pipework. 

Irish Water, in partnership with Galway City Council, will begin work on site in the coming days with the project due to be completed by the end of December. The new pipes will not only reduce disruptions to customers from bursts and outages, but it will reduce the amount of clean water lost underground. 

Water quality will improve and savings will be made on operation and maintenance of the network. 

Outlining the benefits of the works, Gerry O’Donnell, Networks Regional Lead with Irish Water, said: “These essential works will strengthen and reinforce the water network in Lenaboy Gardens, Salthill. There will be an immediate positive impact to supply for customers”. 

The works will take place at the junction of Lenaboy Gardens to the R864. In order to deliver this essential upgrade, there may be short term interruptions to the water supply in the area and traffic management will be in place. 

However, the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions and areas of work will be limited to short distance to minimise impact. 

The work being undertaken as part of this project is another example of Irish Water’s commitment to driving down leakage in Galway. 

By the end of 2021 the delivery of the National Leakage Reduction Programme will see €500m invested in reducing the level of leakage across the country by fixing and replacing old and damaged water mains. This will ensure a safe, reliable water supply, which is vital for our health, our environment and our growing population and economy.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.

Residents who will benefit from the works have been notified directly but 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 more information on reducing leaks, visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme.