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Ballaugh Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann in partnership with Kerry County Council, has replaced problematic water mains along the N72 Road, Ballaugh, to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.

The works involved the replacement of over 2km of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains along the N72 commenced in early-April. These works were carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works took place along the N72 between Ardaneanig Cross and Ballaugh Cross.

The works were carried out by Kerry County Council on behalf of Uisce Éireann and were completed by early July. 

Leakage reduction
A new clean pipe next to an old damaged and rusty pipe

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of these leakage reduction works include:

  • Reliable Water Supply - Replacement of problematic water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and interruptions to the water supply reducing disruption for homes and businesses in the area.
  • Reduced Leaks - Replacement of problematic water mains and service connections 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 public water network and replacing them with new pipes will reduce the risk of contamination.

Traffic Management and Road closures

In order to complete the works in a safe and efficient manner, a lane closure was required along the N72 between Ardaneanig Cross and Ballaugh Cross.

Traffic management in the form of a Stop-and-Go system was in place during working hours. Local and emergency traffic were always be maintained.

Will customers be affected by the works?

The works involved some short-term interruptions to the water supply. The project team ensured that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours-notice prior to any planned interruption.

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient. Works crews made every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

More information

Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements were notified directly.

Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project were updated regularly on the Supply and Service Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.

Customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.

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