Improved water quality in Curracloe

JOE CARROLL, Infrastructure Delivery Programme Manager at Uisce Éireann is replacing aged mains with modern pipes in Curracloe from next week.

By Dan Walsh

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, today announced that it is replacing almost 1.5km of aged water mains with new modern pipes in Curracloe.

The project, which will commence next week, will provide a more reliable water supply, improve water quality, and reduce the amount of treated drinking water lost to leakage.

These works are being carried out by Shareridge Civil Engineering and Wexford County Council on behalf of Uisce Éireann and is expected to be completed in July. 

This essential project will see works taking place in Ballinesker and Barnablake in Curracloe. 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.

Speaking to Joe Carroll, Infrastructure Delivery Programme Manager at Uisce Éireann, explained; “Old and damaged water mains are a huge source of leakage and continue to impact communities right across Ireland, causing low pressure and supply disruption. Replacing these old water mains in poor condition will eliminate existing leaks and significantly reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.”

Mr. Carroll added; “I would like to thank the local community in advance for their patience and co-operation during the works. We know that based on previous experiences the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the long-term benefits.”

Where water mains are being constructed traffic management will be in place, but the area of works will be limited to short sections to minimise the impact on customers. Local and emergency traffic will be always maintained.

Uisce Éireann’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also make contact on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website or set your location on the website

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