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Duleek Water Main Replacement - Ross Na Ree

National Leakage Reduction Programme

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

This project involves the replacement of approximately 1.2 kilometres of old cast iron water mains in Ross Na Ree, Duleek with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes.These works which have recently commenced are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's national Leakage Reduction Programme.

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 out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by GMC Utilities Ltd and are expected to be completed by October 2018.

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 Water Quality

  • Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the public water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination

Improved Operation and Maintenance

  • These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future


  • Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers
  • The works may involve some short-term water shut offs
  • Traffic management may be in place during this time
  • 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

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