Location
Leitrim
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

A reliable water supply

  • Replacing the ageing water mains and service connections and will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages on Patricks Street and Chapel Avenue and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area

Reduced leaks

  • Replacing the old water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground

Improved operation and maintenance

  • These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future

Steps

  • These works involve surveying of District Metering Areas, ‘Find and Fix’ scheme and the ‘First Fix Free’ scheme

District Metering Area review

  • This involves the review of district meters on the public water main to monitor water usage

Find & Fix Scheme

  • This involves leak detection crews undertaking surveys using sounding equipment and other leak detection techniques on footpaths and other public areas

First Fix Free Scheme

  • Data obtained from reading the meters installed during the domestic metering programme allows us to identify unusual water usage patterns, such as a constant flow of water and associate leaks to a particular property, thereby reducing the time required for leak investigation

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