Ballinfull Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Sligo County Council, is replacing ageing water mains in the Attiduff and Ardtrasna Areas near Ballinfull Co. Sligo to improve security of supply improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage.

The programme to replace problematic water mains in townland of Attiduff and Ardtrasna, Ballinfull Co Sligo is scheduled to commence on 29 October 2018. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The section of works will take place on two local roads located west of the N15 at Mullaghnaneane Cross Roads and at Attiduff and Ardtrasna townlands, County Sligo.

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 Operation and Maintenance

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


  • The works involve the replacement of approximately 800 metres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes
  • The works will also involve laying 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 Farrans Construction Ltd and are expected to be completed by the end of November 2018