Marian Avenue, Portlaoise Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water, in partnership with Laois County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Marian Avenue, Portlaoise, Co. Laois to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.
The works involve the replacement of over 750 metres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Marian Avenue, Portlaoise, will commence in mid-August. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will take place in the Marian Avenue Estate located off the Old Knockmay 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.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. and are expected to be completed by mid-October.
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 will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management will be in place during this time in the form of traffic lights and road narrows system. 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.
Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements have been notified directly.
Details of any supply interruptions associated to this project will be updated regularly on the Supply and Service Updates section of the Irish Water website.
Customers can phone Irish Water on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.