Location
Ennis, Clare
Status
Completed
Investment
€4.6 million

Benefits

  • Improve water pressure and eliminate peak-time pressure fluctuations
  • Remove public-side lead service connections for 230 customers
  • Improve drinking water quality
  • Reduce supply disruptions and leakage

Background

  • The Ennis Water Supply Scheme has one of the highest levels of water leakage in Co. Clare
  • Many of the water mains identified for replacement have high burst rates. This causes frequent major water supply disruptions to the Ennis area
  • A number of the existing water mains lack sufficient hydraulic capacity to meet demand. This results in pressure fluctuation, low pressure, and even water outages at times of peak demand

Steps

  • Replacing 17km of existing cast iron, uPVC and cement water mains with 11.8km of new water mains with a simplified water mains layout
  • Upgrading 1,135 existing customer service pipes
  • Commissioning 3.6km of existing trunk water mains on the Ennis by-pass between the Lahinch Road and the Kilrush Road

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