Bridgetown and Killaloe Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Clare County Council, has replaced ageing water mains in Bridgetown and Killaloe, Co. Clare to improve security of supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involved the replacement of approximately 1700 metres of problematic water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes at two locations. The programme to replace problematic water mains in Killaloe and Bridgetown was scheduled to commence in early September 2018. These works were carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The works involved the replacement of old uPVC water mains, approximately 500 metres in Millstream Est, Killaloe and 1.2 kilometres of polyethylene in Bridgetown Fahy, with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.

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. Replacements of exisiting lead service connections were made as part of this improvement work.

The works were carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Shareridge Ltd.

Location
Clare
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

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