Water supply improvement works to take place on North Circular Road, Tralee

19 April 2022

The residents of the North Circular Road in Tralee, will begin to see Irish Water crews busy working to improve their water supply from tomorrow, as the utility gears up to replacement of over 190 metres of aged cast iron water mains with new modern pipes. The section of works will take place in close proximity to the junction of Rock Street and the North Circular Road.

Speaking about the proposed works, Irish Water’s Steven Blennerhassett said; 

The works will involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. The benefits will see fewer bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area. The new pipes will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.

We thank the local 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 by Kerry County Council on behalf of Irish Water and are expected to be completed by mid-May. The works, when they commence, may involve some short-term water outages and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48-hours’ notice prior to any planned water outages. Where water mains are being constructed traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be always maintained.  The works are due to be complete by mid-May. 

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

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 Water Supply 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%.