Dublin Road, Thomastown Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Kilkenny County Council, is replacing problematic water mains prone to bursts in Thomastown, Co.Kilkenny to improve security of supply, provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.
The works involve the replacement of approximately 1212m of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Thomastown will commence in late October 2022. These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will take place along the Dublin Road and Kilkenny Road in Thomastown.
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 by on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Shareridge Utilities Ltd and are expected to be completed by mid-December 2022.
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.
Will customers be affected by the works?
To facilitate safe delivery of the works and efficiently replace this section of water main traffic management is required and there is a need to operate under a lane closure. Local and emergency access will always be maintained.
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.
Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements will be notified directly.
Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on the Supply and Service Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.
Customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.