Replacing 300 meters of aging pipes

Works are getting underway next week on Davitt’s Quay to improve water supply for Dungarvan by tackling the high levels of leakage. Irish Water, in partnership with Waterford City and County Council, is replacing 300 meters of old problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.

Where the work will take place

The section of works will take place on Davitt’s Quay between the Dungarvan Park Hotel and the Waterford City and County Council Civic offices. Included in the works is a crossing of the N25 at Shandon roundabout. 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. 

National Leakage Reduction Programme

These works are part of our national Leakage Reduction Programme and will be carried out by Coffey Northumbrian Ltd. in partnership with Waterford City and County on behalf of Irish Water. The works are expected to be completed in April 2019. The work will see €500m invested nationally over the next four years to tackle problematic pipes and leakage in Ireland’s ageing water network.

“As they get older, some pipes have a high level of leakage as well as being subject to frequent bursts.” said Mark O’Duffy, Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead at Irish Water. “The installation of this water main is essential in providing a safe, secure and reliable water supply for this area, now and into the future.” 

Possible short-term outages

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 may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. 

“We will continue to work with the community to minimise disruption. Customers can phone Irish Water on Callsave 1850 278 278 if they have any further questions about the project,” added Mark O’Duffy.

More information

For more information, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page


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