Abbey Road and Marlfield Road Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water, in partnership with Tipperary County Council, is replacing problematic water mains on Abbey Road and Marlfield Road, Clonmel, to improve security of supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.
The works involve the replacement of over 1,470 metres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The programme to replace the water mains on Abbey and Marlfield Roads commenced 13 July 2020. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will take place between the junction of Abbey Road and Connolly Park, continue on Abbey Road and onto Marlfield Road, finishing after Inis na Managh. The works will also involve laying over 65 new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Shareridge Ltd. and are expected to be completed in early September 2020.
What are the benefits of the works?
The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:
- Reduced Leaks – Replacement of water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.
- A Reliable Water Supply – Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
- Improved Operation and Maintenance – These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.
Will customers be affected by the works?
Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.