Hospital Water Main Replacement - Clifden
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water, in partnership with Galway County Council, is replacing ageing water mains in Clifden to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.
The programme to replace problematic water mains in Clifden is scheduled to commence on the 15 April 2019 (to coincide with the school holidays). These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. The section of works will take place on the Galway Road directly opposite the hospital. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Farrans Construction Ltd and are expected to be completed by May 2019.
A Reliable Water Supply
- Replacing the old water mains with new water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers in the area
- Replacement of old water mains and service connections in poor condition 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 water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination
Improved Operation and Maintenance
- These works will deliver cost savings by providing improved water network operation that will require less maintenance in the future
- The works involve the replacement of over 116 metres of aged cast iron water mains with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes
- 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