Kilbeggan Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water replacing ageing water mains and lead service connections in Kilbeggan, Westmeath to reduce leakage and ensure a safer and more secure water supply to customers.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Westmeath County Council, have begun works to replace ageing water mains in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath. These water mains renewal works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.

Location
Westmeath
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

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

Reduced Leaks

  • 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

Steps

  • The works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 500 meters of ageing cast iron water mains
  • The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water network
  • Lead service connections are being replaced with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes
  • The works are expected to take approximately 4 weeks to complete