Limerick City Lead Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, has replaced lead service connections in South Circular Road, Limerick City to ensure a safer and more secure water supply to customers.

The works were carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. The project delivered the replacement of public side lead on individual service pipes which connect the customers property to the public water mains. The existing lead were replaced with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes.

  • South Circular Road
  • Summerville Avenue
  • Courtbrack Avenue
  • Laurel Hill Avenue
  • Bridgets Street
  • New Street
  • Dublin Road
  • Clare Street
  • St Patrick’s Road
  • Pennywell Road

Property owners were notified if it was likely that there is lead present within the boundary of their property. Property owners are responsible for replacing this lead.

Leakage Reduction


Improved Water Quality

  • The presence of lead in drinking water is a recognised health concern and replacement of lead pipes will result in improved water quality

Improved Security of Supply

  • The replacement of lead pipework will significantly 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 Leakage

  • Replacing lead service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground