Brosna Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Offaly County Council, is replacing ageing water mains in Brosna, Co. Offaly to improve security of supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of approximately 1800 metres of aged uPVC water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes. The programme to replace problematic water mains in Brosna, Co Offaly is scheduled to commence in January 2019. These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place along Roscrea Road (R491) and Milltown Road (L4012). 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.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd and are expected to be completed by May 2019.

Leakage Reduction


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