Location
Roscommon
Status
Completed
Investment
€8.9 million

Benefits

  • Reduce water leakage
  • Improve drinking water quality
  • Improve water pressure
  • Reduce water supply disruptions
  • Reduce maintenance costs (repairs, flushing etc.)
  • Allow for future growth in local population and economic development

Background

  • Despite previous water conservation works, approx. 50% of water leaks out from Roscommon's water distribution network. This leads to higher levels and costs of water being abstracted and treated
  • Sections of the existing network in Roscommon which have lead service pipes and old unlined cast iron water mains can cause water quality problems
  • Many of the water mains being replaced have high burst rates, which frequently result in major supply disruptions for customers
  • Operating, maintaining, and repairing old water mains is labour intensive and carries higher costs. It is also not sustainable for future growth in population or commercial activity in the area

Steps

  • Replacing and rehabilitating approx. 60km of defective and aging water mains throughout Co. Roscommon
  • Replacing and removing service connections and distribution pipework from difficult to access private lands and backyard services

Who financed this project?

These works are co-financed by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) funding through the BMW (Border, Midlands and Western) Operational Programme 2007-2013

 

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