Location
Laois
Status
In Progress
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

A reliable water supply

  • Replacing the ageing water mains and service connections and will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages on Patricks Street and Chapel Avenue and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area

Improved water quality

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

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 operation and maintenance

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

Steps

  • The works involve decommissioning of approximately 183 kilometres of problematic old cast iron back yard water mains
  • 214 metres of new water mains will be constructed along the public road and new service connections will be installed from the new water main to each customer’s property
  • It is likely that the service connections currently serving these properties from the old back yard services in Saint Joseph’s Terrace are made from lead
  • All new service connections will be made with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes

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