Roscommon Town Lead Removal

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water replacing lead service connections in Roscommon Town to ensure a safer and more secure water supply to customers.

Irish Water working in partnership with Roscommon County Council will begin works in Roscommon Town on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 to remove problematic lead pipes from the public water network. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.

As part of this Programme Irish Water is investing over €500 million over the next four years to reduce leakage and remove old lead pipes from the public water network. This will help to ensure that we have a clean, safe and reliable public water supply now and into the future to support our growing population and economy.

Location
Roscommon
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

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 security of supply

  • Replacing the ageing water mains and lead service connections with new modern pipes will reduce the instances of bursts in the area and thereby significantly reduce the level of disruption to customers in Roscommon Town

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

  • Involves removing lead service connections from the public water network along Castle Street and The Square, Roscommon town
  • These lead service connections and problematic water mains will be replaced with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes
  • Works are scheduled to commence on Tuesday, 3 April 2018 and are expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete