Ballivor Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water in partnership with Meath County Council is installing new water mains in Ballivor, Co. Meath to relieve critical supply issues and provide a more reliable water supply.
The works involve the installation of approximately 450 metres of new modern high-density polyethylene pipes. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme and are planned to commence on 23rd August 2021.
The works will take place along the L4015 and will involve installation of a new strategic link, connecting two existing supplies to relieve supply issues in the Ballivor area.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by GMC Utilities Ltd. and are expected to be completed by the end of September 2021.
What are the benefits of the works?
The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:
- 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.
- 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.
- Improved Operation and Maintenance – These works will deliver efficiencies including 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 will be in place during this time. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.
The works may involve some short-term water outages and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water outages.
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.