Works continue to upgrade trunk watermains in Beaufort

Irish Water, working in partnership with Kerry County Council, is replacing a further 1.2 kms of problematic water mains along the Board of Works Road, to improve reliability of water supply in the Beaufort, Listry and Faha areas.

These works will commence in mid-July and are part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The works will be carried out by Kerry County Council on behalf of Irish Water and this phase of the works is expected to be complete by early September.

The works will take place on the Board of Works Road, Beaufort for approximately 1.2kms on a section between the Gap Cross and Kissane’s shop.
Old, damaged pipes will be replaced with modern, polyethylene (plastic) and ductile iron pipes. The works will also 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. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead, these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.

This work is being carried out as part of Irish Water’s Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see €500m invested nationally to tackle problematic pipes and leakage in Ireland’s ageing water network.

Irish Water acknowledges the significant disruption caused by ongoing breaks to the watermains in the Beaufort, Listry and Faha areas. We would like to thank the local community, businesses, homeowners and commuters for their patience and cooperation while we deliver this vital water network improvement project.” said Paul Moroney, Leakage Reduction Programme Manager, Irish Water.  

Replacing the old, damaged pipes will safeguard water supply along the Board of Works Road and surrounding areas. The new water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages. These improvements to the water network are essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply, now and into the future.

The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Where water mains are being constructed, traffic management will be in place to ensure the works are carried out safely. In order to complete this work safely and efficiently a temporary road closure from Kissane’s shop to the Gap of Dunloe cross is required. Recommended diversions will be signposted on approach. Local access will be maintained throughout the works. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

We understand that this type of work can be disruptive, but we are committed to working with the local community to minimise disruption,” added Paul Moroney.

For more information, please visit National Leakage Reduction Programme section of our website.