Eyrecourt Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water, in partnership with Galway County Council, has replaced ageing, problematic water mains in Eyrecourt, Co. Galway to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.
The works involved the replacement of over 1.5km metres of aged water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Eyrecourt, Co. Galway commenced in July 2022. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works took place in the town centre on River Street and Main Street, and along Chapel Street and Church Lane.
The works also involved 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 were replaced as part of this improvement work
The works were be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans Construction.
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?
Areas of work were limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management was in place during this time in the form of a Stop and Go system with temporary traffic lights. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.
The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions.
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.