Location
Limerick City
Status
Completed
Investment
€6.6 million

Benefits

  • Reduce water leakage
  • Improve drinking water quality
  • Improve water pressure
  • Improve levels of service
  • Reduce water supply disruptions

Background

  • Parts of the network, particularly old cast iron water mains, are in poor condition leading to excessive burst rates and leakage in Limerick City
  • Old water mains in poor condition have high burst rates which cause interruptions to supply and fluctuations in water pressure
  • Operating, maintaining and repairing old and deteriorating water mains is labour intensive and costly
  • Corroding cast iron water mains can cause water quality and water discolouration issues. Lead service pipes can give rise to the presence of lead in drinking water

Steps

  • Replacing approx. 10.5km of water mains in Limerick City’s water supply network
  • Transferring approx. 500 individual service connections from the existing mains to replacement water mains
  • Installing 1,405 individual service connections for properties currently supplied from lead service pipes

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