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Ballygarret Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Wexford County Council, has replaced ageing, problematic water mains in Ballygarret to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involved 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 commenced in early March. These works were carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

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

The works also involved 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 were replaced as part of this improvement work.

The works were carried out by Wexford County Council on behalf of Uisce Éireann by and were completed by mid-June. 

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 remained closed from during working hours (8am to 6pm Monday to Friday) from Wednesday 6 March to Friday 6 May. Local access was facilitated.

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

Will customers be affected by the works?

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

The works involved some short-term water interruptions and the project team ensured 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 made every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

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