Rahan-Agall-Holmshill Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Offaly County Council, is replacing ageing, problematic water mains in the Rahan-AgallHolmshill area to provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.

The works involve the replacement of 5 kilometres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Co. Offaly will commence in Mid-January. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

The section of works will take place along the L6018 road between the Agall Pumping station and the N52 road, and between the N52 to the Holmshill Road.

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.

The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke Construction and are expected to be completed by the end of April 2022.

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.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers. Traffic management may be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained. Road Closures on Holmshill Road will be required during the delivery of this project, details will be communicated locally.

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