What are the benefits of this project?

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


Why is this project needed?

Water Leakage

Parts of the network, particularly old cast iron water mains, are in poor condition leading to excessive burst rates and leakage in Limerick City.


Disruption to Supply

Old water mains in poor condition have high burst rates which cause interruptions to supply and fluctuations in water pressure.

High Costs of Maintenance

Operating, maintaining and repairing old and deteriorating water mains is labour intensive and costly.

Water Quality

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.

What this project involves

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