Mountbolus Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Offaly County Council, is replacing ageing water mains in Mountbolus, Co Offaly to improve security of supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The programme to replace problematic water mains in Mountbolus, Co Offaly is scheduled to commence in December 2018. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The section of works will take place between Mountbolus Village and the local road to the pumping station at Newgate, including the following locations and communities:

  • Tullamore Road
  • Clonaslee Road
  • Gortacur Road
  • Ard Aoibhinn
  • Glen Ard

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd and are expected to be completed by February 2019.

Leakage Reduction


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


  • The works involve the replacement of approximately 2500 metres of aged problematic 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