Location
Laois
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

  • Works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of 3.6 kilometres of old and damaged water mains
  • The pipes will be replaced with new modern high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes
  • The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the street to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply
  • The works will commence on 9 April 2018 in Castletown Village and are expected to take approximately 12 weeks to complete

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