31 August 2020 Go back to News
Works to improve and safeguard supply in Maynooth have been successfully completed
Works were required to address capacity issues and improve operational performance
Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, confirms that the works to improve the water supply to residents and businesses in Maynooth have been successfully completed.
These works were required to address capacity issues and improve operational performance in Maynooth. Following completion of the works permanent road reinstatement was completed in August.
What is involved?
The project involved the construction of 1km of new water mains along Parson Street and Mill Street in Maynooth town centre and were carried out in line with stringent Covid-19 measures, on behalf of Irish Water, by Ward and Burke Ltd. In order to minimise disruption a phased approach with areas of works limited to short sections was adopted for delivery of this project.
Speaking about the project Joe Carroll, Regional Lead with Irish Water, said “These upgrades are part of a significant investment by Irish Water to upgrade the water network across Kildare. The works involved some short-term water shut-offs and traffic management measures which we understand causes inconvenience and we would like to thank the local community for their patience while we completed these essential works”.
Leakage Reduction Programme
The works were carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which will see an investment of over €500 million to reduce the level of leakage across the country by fixing and replacing aging water mains. This will ensure a safe, reliable water supply which is vital for our health, our environment and our growing population and economy.
For more information on reducing leakes visit our national Leakage Reduction Programme page.