Limerick City Water Conservation Project & Water Mains Rehabilitation
The Limerick City Water Supply Scheme supplies drinking water to approximately 68,000 people as well as the City’s universities, schools, industries and businesses.
Certain sections of the water distribution network are aging, resulting in high burst rates and poor service. This €6.6 million investment will reduce leakage on the network by replacing and rehabilitating ageing water mains in Limerick City which will improve water services for approx. 1,900 properties in Limerick. Additionally 1,405 properties will benefit from the replacement of existing lead services.
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?
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.
What this project involves
- 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.