Ennis Road Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, has replaced ageing water mains in Ennis Road, Limerick City to improve security of supply, improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage.

These works were carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

Location
Limerick
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

A reliable water supply

  • Replacing the ageing water mains and service connections and will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages on Patricks Street and Chapel Avenue and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area

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

Reduced leaks

  • Replacing the old 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

Steps

  • The works involve the replacement of approximately 1300 meters of old cast iron water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes
  • The section of works will take place on the Ennis Road from Jetland Junction to Union Cross
  • The works will also involve laying a new water main with new 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
  • Works are expected to be completed by the end of January 2019