Tallow Lead Replacement Project

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water replacing lead service connections in Tallow, Co. Waterford to ensure a safer and more secure water supply to customers.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Waterford City & County Council, will begin works in Tallow, Co. Waterford commencing 2 May, 2018 as part of a lead replacement project. This project is part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.

Leakage Reduction


  • Removing approximately 75 lead service connections from the public water network
  • These lead service connections will be replaced with modern high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic pipes
  • Expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete


Improved Water Quality

  • These works will result in improved water quality. Any lead service pipes found on the public side will be replaced

Improved Security of Supply

  • The replacement of the ageing lead pipework will significantly reduce the level of disruption to customers

Reduced Leakage

  • Replacing the old lead service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the loss of clean drinking water in the network