Leakage Reduction


​A reliable water supply

  • Replacing the ageing 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

  • 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 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

Improved Supply Pressure

  • The replacement water mains have been adequately sized to cater for water consumption in the town and will eliminate historically poor supply pressure in the Urlingford Road area


  • The works involve the replacement of 875 metres of old cast iron water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes along the R693 in Freshford, Co. Kilkenny
  • The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply
  • Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work

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