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Peafield Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann in partnership with Limerick City and County Council has replaced problematic water mains on the Peafield, Monaleen and Newtown Roads, Ballycraheen, Limerick to provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage and improve water quality.

The works involved the replacement of over 2,360 metres of aged water mains. The programme to replace the water mains on the Peafield, Monaleen and Newtown Roads commenced on 26th October 2021. These works were carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works took place on the Peafield Road between the N24 flyover and Newtown Mews/Monaleen Road, on the Monaleen Road from the Peafield Road Junction to the M7 bridge and on the Newtown Road from the Peafield Road Junction to approximately 300m before the Ballysimon roundabout.

The works also involved 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 were replaced as part of this improvement work.

The works were carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Shareridge Ltd. and were completed in early December.

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 Water Quality - Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the public water network and replacing them with new pipes will reduce the risk of contamination.

What is involved?

  • The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours' notice prior to any planned water shut offs. 

  • Residents and businesses in the areas to benefit from the planned improvements will be notified directly and customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project.

  • In order to complete the works in an efficient and safe manner, the L2018 Road will remain closed from the Farmer's Bridge Crossroads via Lissardboola to the Ash Hill road from 08 November to 19 November with access limited to local residents.

  • The suggested Southbound diversion route is N22 towards Tralee and the N70 to the L2019 towards Ash Hill. Northbound traffic take the N70 towards Tralee and the N22 as far as the L2018 junction to Farmer's Bridge.

  • A second road closure is required from 22 November to 22 December along the L2012 route extending from Farmer's Bridge Crossroads via Tonreigh to the junction for Ashill.

  • The L2018 will remain open during this phase of the works and the suggested diversion route is to continue on the L2018 Southbound continuing on the Ash Hill road towards the L2012.

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