Location
Galway
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Steps

  • Works will involve the upgrade of over 2 kilometres of old water mains and laying of new water service connections
  • Decommissioning of over 4.4 kilometres of old and damaged polyethylene (plastic) water mains in a number of locations
  • Works will commence on 9 April 2018 and are expected to take approximately 26 weeks to complete

Benefits

A Reliable Water Supply

  • Replacing the old water mains with new water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers in the area

Reduced Leaks

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

Improved Water Quality

  • Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination

Improved Operation and Maintenance

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

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