Ballygarret Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Wexford County Council, is replacing ageing, problematic water mains in Ballygarret to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of approximately 2300 metres of problematic water mains with new larger capacity modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Ballygarret will commence in early March. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place on the L5119-1 road from Ballygarrett Village to the junction with the L5122 at Kilmichael.

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 by Wexford County Council on behalf of Irish Water by and are expected to be completed by mid-June. 

In Progress
Leakage Reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:

  • A 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 cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.

Traffic Management and road closures

In order to complete the works in a safe and efficient manner, the L5119-1 road will remain closed from during working hours (8am to 6pm Monday to Friday) from Wednesday 6 March to Friday 6 May. Local access will be facilitated.

A diversion from Ballygarrett to Kilmichael via Clonevin and Seaview via the R742, L5123 and the L5122 will be signposted on approach.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Traffic management will be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will always be facilitated.

The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions.

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.