Carrick-On-Suir To Benefit From Project To Replace Old Water Mains

Residents and businesses in the Carrick-on-Suir are will benefit from a much more secure and reliable water supply as a result of an Irish Water project to replace 5km of the aging Crotty’s Lake Trunk main. The section of main being replaced provides water to parts of Carrick-on-Suir from the Crotty’s Lake supply and has been subject to frequent bursts and a high level of leakage in recent years, leading to regular disruptions to supply for customers.

This project will address this problem by replacing the aging mains with modern plastic water mains.

Mark O’Duffy, Water Networks Programme Regional Lead with Irish Water, commented: “By replacing this old section of water main we will resolve what has become a regular problem of supply outages due to burst pipes. This will benefit the residents and businesses in Carrick-on-Suir and surrounding areas by providing them with a secure and reliable water supply.

“This work will also reduce leakage on the network which will help to reduce the volume of treated water that that is lost unnecessarily and will result in improved water pressure for customers.”

Construction work will get underway on the week of 22 January 2018 and is expected to take five months to complete. During that time, the project team will work closely with the local community to minimise any disruption to customers.

The work sections will be limited to short sections and traffic management arrangements will be put in place to minimise impact on customersThe works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours prior notice of any planned water shut offs. Customers can contact the Irish Water call centre on 1850 278 278 if they have any queries.

This project forms part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme which will see an investment of over €500 million nationally over the next four years to improve the public water supply. These works will ensure that customers have a more reliable service and experience fewer water outages due to burst pipes and leaks. The new pipes will also ensure a clean and safe water supply for all our customers. As part of this programme, work is also scheduled to get underway in 2018 on replacing old water mains and lead service pipes in a number of other parts of Waterford, including Waterford City, Tramore, Tallow, Dungarvan, Portlaw, Lemybrien and Dunmore East.

Members of the public can report a leak in public property, such as footpaths, roads and communal areas, by going to https://www.water.ie/support/report-a-leak/

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