Matt Thomson of Uisce Éireann.

Uisce Éireann replacing 2.3km of water mains in Coole

Uisce Éireann (Irish Water) has started work on replacing 2.3km of old and damaged water mains in the Coole area.

In a statement released this week, Uisce Éireann announced that work is underway to replace 2.3km of aged and problematic water mains from Kiltoome to Coole Village along the L1826, up to the R395 intersection.

These works are in addition to the recently completed works, involving the replacement of 4km of old water mains along the L1826 and 2km along the L5744 in Loughpark, Castlepollard which are now completed.

Ageing pipes can, over time, significantly impact water quality, leakage levels, and pressure. Replacing these old, damaged pipes will greatly reduce the high levels of leakage, interruptions, and low-pressure affecting customers.

Highlighting the importance of these upgrades, Matt Thomson, leakage reduction programme regional lead with Uisce Éireann said: “We are delighted that this major investment for the local community in Kiltoome, Castlepollard is progressing well and that further upgrades are on the way. The works will not only reduce the amount of drinking water lost to leakage but will also deliver a much more reliable water supply for generations to come.

“To minimise the impact on the local community, we are delivering these works on a phased basis with areas of work limited to short sections.”

Matt added “On behalf of Uisce Éireann, I would like thank the people of Castlepollard for their ongoing patience and cooperation as traffic management will be necessary as the additional replacement works progress. However, based on previous experiences, we know that the short-term inconvenience will be overshadowed by the long-term benefits.”

The works also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customer’s water supply. The works may involve some short-term supply interruptions which we understand may cause inconvenience, however, the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions.

The project is being delivered on behalf of Uisce Éireann by GMC Utilities Group and is expected to be completed in May.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the