Leakage Reduction


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 Security of Supply

  • The replacement of the ageing lead pipework will significantly reduce the level of disruption to customers


  • This on going project involves removal of lead service connections from the public water network
  • These lead service connections are being replaced with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes
  • To date as part of this programme over 400 public side service connections have been replaced in the following communities in Dundalk and Drogheda
  • Further works have been planned as part of this lead replacement project in other areas of both towns over the coming months

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