Tyrrellspass Water Main Replacement

National Leakage Reduction Programme

Irish Water replacing ageing cast iron water mains in Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath to improve quality and security of supply for local customers.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Westmeath County Council, will begin works this week to replace ageing problematic water mains in Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath. The works are scheduled to commence on 27 June 2018. These water mains renewal works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme.

Location
Westmeath
Status
Completed
Type
Leakage Reduction

Benefits

A Reliable Water Supply

  • Replacing the old water mains with new water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers in the area

Reduced Leaks

  • Replacement of old water mains and service connections in poor condition will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground

Improved Water Quality

  • Removing existing old cast iron and lead from the water network and replacing them with new plastic pipes will reduce the risk of contamination

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

  • The works will involve the decommissioning and replacement of approximately 800 metres of ageing cast iron water mains from the village green out the old Mullingar Road
  • The existing pipes will be replaced with new modern high density polyethylene plastic pipes
  • The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries
  • The works are planned to commence on 27 June 2018 and are expected to take approximately 6 weeks to complete