Skip to main content

Meath Water Mains Rehabilitation Project

Water Project

Uisce Éireann will commence works to replace 5.2km water mains in Kells which are prone to frequent bursts and leakage. This €8.5 million project will improve security of water supply to business and residents across Meath including Kells.

The Meath Water Mains Rehabilitation Project will involve the rehabilitation and replacement of approximately 25km of aging water mains across the county. This project will replace aging water mains with new heavy duty polyethylene (heavy duty plastic) and ductile iron pipes across 16 areas in Co. Meath including approximately 5.2km in total in Kells.

This investment will provide a more reliable water supply by strengthening and reinforcing the networks in these supply areas, reducing disruptions in supply, improving water quality and reducing leakage. Upon completion, there will be significant improvements in network performance and levels of customer service in terms of efficiency and security of supply.

In progress
€8.5 million
An Uisce Éireann worker fixing a blue pipe in the ground


  • Reduced frequency of bursts on the network
  • Reduced leakage on the network
  • Improved security of supply
  • Improved water quality


  • Replace approximately 5.2km of aging water mains in a number of areas within Kells
  • Works will begin the week commencing 22 October 2018 starting in the Gardenrath/Rockfield Housing estates and then follow onto the bounding Gardenrath and R164 roads
  • Works will take approximately 14 weeks to complete in this area i.e. leading into January 2019
  • The works will then progress towards Church Lane and adjoining streets
  • In total it is estimated that works will take approximately 6 months to complete in Kells
  • The works will be carried out by Shareridge Limited on behalf of Uisce Éireann

Streets affected

  • Gardenrath/Rockfield Housing Estates
  • Gardenrath Road and R164 adjoining the Garnenrath/Rockfield Hse Ests
  • Section on the R941
  • Cul de Sac next McKeons shop
  • Section on Suffock St
  • Kenlis Place
  • Fair Green
  • Carrick St
  • St Bridgets Terrace/Church Lane/Church Hill/Market St
  • Section on Castle St.
  • Road to Kells Swimming Pool
  • Section on R147, from R163 /R147 junction to Swimming Poll entrance
  • BackYard Services on Maudlin St

Traffic management

During the works a combination of stop/go traffic management system and temporary traffic lights will be in place and local access will be maintained at all times.
The proposed works will be carried out in short sections to minimise impact on residents, businesses and road users. The works will involve short-term necessary outages when the existing customer connections are being transferred to the newly built system. The project team will ensure that householders and businesses are advised of any works in their area in advance and will be given 48 hours prior notice of water shut offs.

Engagement with local community

The project team will be in contact with local residents/businesses as the project develops and information leaflets will be issued to residents prior to works commencing.

View all projects and plans

Visit our Projects section to find out what's happening in your area.