Pullough Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Offaly County Council, is replacing problematic water mains in Pollagh, Co. Offaly to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of over 4km of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Pollagh will commence in mid-April. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place from the junction of the Pollagh Road and Derrycooly to Rahan Road before continuing Northbound towards the Grand Canal. On reaching Pullough’s Community Shop, the section of works loop back towards the Pollagh Junction at Heathfield, and continue Southbound along the Back Road to the first junction at Island Lower.

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

In Progress
Leakage Reduction

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.

Traffic Management and Road Closures

In order to complete the works in a safe and efficient manner, a road closure is required. The road closure will take place from the junction of the R357 and Rahan Road, heading towards Rahan, before continuing Northbound to Pollagh Village. The road closure will continue across the Grand Canal, via Pullough’s Community Shop, finishing at the Ballycumber Road opposite St. Manchan’s Church.

The suggested diversion route for Northbound traffic to Pollagh village is to proceed Westbound along the R357 to Cloghan Village before taking the N62 to Ferbane Village and continuing Eastbound along the Ballycumber Road (R436) to St. Manchan’s Church. Details of this road closure will be communicated locally.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

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.