Works to reinforce the water network in Limerick

09 May 2023

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Limerick City and County Council and IDA Ireland, is upgrading the water supply in the National Technology Park, Plassey, to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce leakage. 

The works involve the replacement of more than 1.7km of damaged water mains with new modern pipes. The project to replace the water mains in the National Technology Park, Plassey will commence in May. These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

Ageing pipes can, over time, significantly impact water quality, leakage levels, and pressure. Replacing these pipes will greatly reduce the levels of leakage and bursts resulting in service interruptions affecting customers and local industry. 

Uisce Éireann’s Gerry O’Donnell is looking forward to getting this important Limerick project underway. “Fewer bursts and less leakage mean a stronger more resilient supply for homes and businesses. Securing Plassey’s water supply is a priority for Uisce Éireann and it is great to see this work commencing which will reduce the risk of outages from bursts now and into the future.

The section of works will take place along Plassey Park Road between the entrance of Edwards Lifesciences and its junction with Holland Road.

ShareRidge will carry out the works, which are expected to be completed by mid-summer, on behalf of Uisce Éireann. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management in the form of traffic lights will be in place for the duration of works; however, local and emergency traffic will always be maintained. 

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%. We are on track to achieve a national leakage rate of 25% by the end of 2030. For more information, please visit our National Leakage Reduction Programme page.

The Uisce Éireann 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 Supply and Service Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.