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Ennistymon Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann in partnership with Clare County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Ennistymon to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality

The works involve the replacement of over 900 metres of aged cast iron water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in will commence in early January. These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place along Circular Road, from Ennistymon Garda Station and continue onto Church Hill & Victoria Terrace. Works will also take place along the N85 (New Road), from Linnane's Funeral Home to Alfie's Cafe.

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 and are expected to be completed by early April 2024. 

Location
Clare
Status
In progress
Type
Leakage reduction
A new clean pipe next to an old damaged and rusty pipe

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of these leakage reduction works include:

  • Reliable Water Supply - Replacement of problematic water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and interruptions to the water supply reducing disruption for homes and businesses in the area.
  • Reduced Leaks - Replacement of problematic 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. To deliver the works safely and efficiently, a road closure will be in place along the N85 from Tuesday 6th February - Friday 23rd February 2024. A road closure on Church Hill road will be applied for as works progress and this will be communicated at a later time. Traffic management will be in place along Circular Road in the form of flagmen and traffic lights. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

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

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient. Works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.

More information

Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified directly.

Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.

Customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.

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