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Terryland Water Mains Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Galway City Council has improved the water network in the city by installing a new rising main in the Laurel Park area, to provide a more reliable water supply to the city and environs.

The overall works involved the installation of almost 1965 metres of new ductile iron pipes. This new main will augment and provide security of supply to the main supply to Clifton Hill reservoir from the water treatment plant at Terryland. This project, which commenced in January 2022, was carried out as part of Uisce Éireann's national Leakage Reduction Programme.

These works were completed in a phased approach throughout 2022. The first phase of these works have been completed with 470m of new ductile pipe laid through Moyola Park.

The next phase of these works involved laying approximately 440 meters of a new 600mm pipe along Siobhan McKenna Road and Laurel Park, which is part of an overall project that will eventually provide for a new trunkmain from Terryland to Clifton Hill Reservoir, to augment the existing network.

Construction works on this new water mains commenced in early May 2022 and were completed in July 2022.

This new watermain on the public network will improve the supply of water to the Clifton Hill Reservoir which feeds the majority of Galway City west of the river Corrib. These improvement works will benefit the Galway City community and will improve security of supply to the main reservoirs on the network.

This project is being delivered to improve the water network and provide a more resilient water supply to these Galway communities. It will improve the capacity and resilience of the existing water main in the area, improving performance and reducing demands on the current network.

The works were carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Ward & Burke Construction and were completed by the Summer 2022.

Leakage reduction
Uisce Éireann worker fixing a water pipe on a road

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of these watermains works include:

  • Reliable Water Supply - Installation or 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.
  • Supporting social and economic development - This project will facilitate social and economic growth in Galway.
  • Improving the water network - This project will build resilience in the water network, increasing the capacity to deliver reliable, sustainable high-quality water services.

Will customers be affected by the works?

To facilitate the safe delivery of works, there may be some short-term local traffic management in place during the phased construction.

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

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works may cause. Standard working hours are between 8am and 6pm, with no work anticipated on Sundays or public holidays.

Uisce Éireann is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.

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