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Dunshaughlin Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann in partnership with Meath County Council has replaced ageing and problematic water mains in Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.

By the end of May, Uisce Éireann working in partnership with Meath County Council, replaced over 710m of old and problematic cast iron water mains along Main Street in Dunshaughlin to provide a more reliable water supply and improve the water quality. Cast iron water mains over time can become encrusted and can affect water quality and pressure. New, modern pipework installed as part of these improvement works will significantly reduce these issues for the community as well as helping to reduce the high level of leakage and bursts impacting customers.

In addition to this, Uisce Éireann has announced a further programme of improvement works on Main Street as part of this project which began at the end of May. The project involved the replacement of an additional 300m of old cast-iron water mains with new modern pipes that will significantly improve water quality as well as reducing the instances of bursts and low pressure affecting customers. This section of works took place from St. Seachnalls National School to the Church of Saint Patrick and Seachnall.  

Leakage reduction

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of these leakage reduction works include:

  • Reliable Water Supply - Replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages ensuring a more 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 pipes will reduce the risk of contamination.
  • Improved Operation and Maintenance - These works will deliver efficiencies including cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Temporary Traffic Management will be in place during this time. All traffic including local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.

The works may involve some short-term water outages and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours notice prior to any planned water outages.

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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