Muirhevnamore Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Louth County Council, is replacing ageing water mains in Muirhevnamore, Dundalk to improve security of supply, improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage.

The programme to replace problematic water mains in Muirhevnamore, Dundalk is scheduled to commence in mid-February. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme. The section of works will take place within the Muirhevnamore housing estate. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by GMC Utilities Group and are expected to be completed by mid-April.

Location
Louth
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 involve the replacement of approximately 2.7km of 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
  • Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.