Allman’s Terrace, Rock Road Lead Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water in partnership with Kerry County Council, is replacing lead service connections in Allman’s Terrace, Rock Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry to provide a more reliable water supply and improve water quality.

The programme to remove lead service connections from the public water network in Allman’s Terrace, Rock Road, Killarney will commence in late-June. This will involve the replacement of existing lead pipes connecting the public water network to a customer’s property with modern high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes.

Property owners will be notified if it is likely that there is lead present within the boundary of their property. Property owners are responsible for replacing this lead.

The works will be carried out by Ward and Burke Limited and are expected to be completed by mid-July.

Location
Kerry
Status
In Progress
Type
Leakage Reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of replacing the lead service connections include:

  • Improved Water Quality – The presence of lead in drinking water is a recognised health concern and replacement of lead pipes will result in improved water quality.
  • Improved Security of Supply – The replacement of lead pipework will significantly reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
  • Reduced Leakage – Replacing lead service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.

Will customers be affected by the works?

These works are due to be carried out from 7am to 7pm Monday- Friday for approximately 3 weeks from when the works commence.

Traffic Management will be in operation on approach to the works. Emergency traffic and local traffic, including deliveries, are maintained at all times.

They may involve some short-term water outages, but the project team will engage on the ground and ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water outages.