Fenit Water Mains Rehabilitation Works
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Kerry County Council, is replacing ageing, problematic water mains in Kilfenora, Fenit, County Kerry to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.
The works involve the replacement of approximately 1050 metres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Kilfenora will commence in late-September. These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will take place on the R558 Fenit Road. 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 Kerry County Council and are expected to be completed in approximately eight weeks.
What are the benefits of the works?
The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:
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.
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.
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 will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will be always maintained.
The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
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.