Bagenalstown Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water replacing ageing water mains on Royal Oak Road, Stationhouse Road and Kilree Street, Bagenalstown to improve security of supply and quality for local customers and businesses and reduce high levels of leakage.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Carlow County Council, will begin works to replace ageing water mains on Royal Oak Road, Stationhouse Road and Kilree Street Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. The works are scheduled to commence on the week of the 16 April 2018. These water mains renewal works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.

The Leakage Reduction Programme will see over €500 million invested over four years to reduce leakage and remove problematic pipes from the public water network. These works will help to ensure that we have a clean, safe and reliable water supply now and into the future to support our growing population and economy.

Leakage Reduction


A Reliable Water Supply

  • Replacing the old water mains with new water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers in the area

Reduced Leaks

  • Replacement of old water mains and service connections in poor condition will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground

Improved Water Quality

  • Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination

Improved Operation and Maintenance

  • These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future


  • Works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of old and damaged cast iron and PVC water mains along Royal Oak Road, Stationhouse Road and Kilree Street
  • The works will involve the installation of 2.5km of new high performance polyethylene plastic water mains
  • Works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the street/road to customers’ property boundaries
  • The works will commence on the week of 16 April 2018 and are expected to take approximately 20 weeks to complete