€200,000 to address water leakage in Killaloe

€200,000 to address water leakage in Killaloe


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Irish Water and Clare County Council are taking action to address issues with poor water pressure in parts of Killaloe, with an investment of over €200,000 to identify and repair leaking pipes.

This will result in a significantly improved water supply for local residents, visitors and businesses.

Leakage of treated water has been a serious issue in Killaloe for some time due to the age of the water mains network in the town. As a result, customers in the area have experienced a range of problems, including poor water pressure and frequent disruptions to their supply.

To address this, Irish Water this week approved funding for a project to identify and repair leaking pipes throughout the town. This work got underway today and will continue for the coming six weeks. It will involve some excavation of local and regional roads and streets to find and fix leaks below the surface. The work will be carried out in such a way as to minimise disruption and will include an element of night time working to avoid peak traffic times.

Customers may also experience temporary outages as work is carried out to replace or repair water mains in their area. Irish Water, Clare County Council and the contractors, Aqualeak and Roadbridge, will be managing this work is such a way as to keep any disruption to a minimum.

Alan Morrissey, Irish Water’s Networks Programme Regional Lead, said: “Irish Water would like to apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused as a result of this essential work and thank local people for their patience while it is taking place.

“By finding and fixing leaks in the water supply network, residents, visitors and businesses in Killaloe will benefit from a much more secure and reliable water supply, with fewer outages and better water pressure overall.”

Regular updates will be posted on the Service and Supply section of the Irish Water website at https://www.water.ie/water-supply/supply-and-service-update/ . Our customer service line is also open 24/7 at 1850 278 278 to answer any queries that customers have about their water supply.