Thomastown and Kilfeacle Water Mains Replacement
National Leakage Reduction Programme
Irish Water in partnership with Tipperary County Council is replacing problematic water mains on the N74 between Thomastown and Ballyhusty to improve water quality, provide a more reliable water supply and reduce high levels of leakage.
The works involve the replacement of over 6.3 kilometres of problematic water mains with new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains between Thomastown and Ballyhusty will commence in early August. These works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
The section of works will take place between on the N74 Cashel to Tipperary Road between Thomastown and Ballyhusty. The works are being carried out through directional drilling methods to minimise excavation and expedite completion.
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. Where the existing service connections on the public side are lead these will be replaced as part of this improvement work.
The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Shareridge Ltd. and are expected to be completed in November.
What are the benefits of the works?
The benefits of the leakage reduction works include:
- Improved Water Quality – Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the public water network and replacing them with new pipes will reduce the risk of contamination.
- 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 efficiencies including 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. A stop-go traffic management system will be in place during this time. Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.
The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs.
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.