Bray Water Main Replacement - Vevay Road

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Wicklow County Council, is replacing ageing water mains in Vevay Road, Bray Co Wicklow to provide a more reliable water supply, improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage.

The programme to replace the water mains in Vevay Road, Bray, is scheduled to commence in early June 2019. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. The works will take place on Vevay Road between the junctions with Killarney Road and Putland Road. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. and are expected to be completed by August 2019.

Location
Wicklow
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

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

Steps

  • The works involve the replacement of over 950 metres of aged and 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
  • Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers
  • Traffic management will be in place during this time