Over 200,000 litres of water a day are being saved following the replacement of a stretch of old water mains in Galway City, Irish Water has said.
Approximately 120 metres of problematic, old water mains prone to bursts and leakage on the Old Dublin Road at the Moneenageisha Road junction were replaced over the course of March and April.
These old mains were causing frequent problems for businesses and homes in the area due to frequent bursts, resulting in outages while repairs took place.
The project took a significant amount of time due to the complexity of the pipework at the junction and unfavourable ground conditions, but has been completed.
Gerry O’Donnell of Irish Water, said “A saving of over 200,000 litres a day is significant and businesses and residents in this area will have noticed an immediate improvement in the consistency of their water supply as a result.”
“For years they were seriously impacted by frequent bursts but we are pleased to have now completed this essential project. We thank the locals for their patience and cooperation.”
“Irish Water and Galway City Council would also like to thank our delivery partners, Farran’s Construction Ltd, for completing this project in difficult underground conditions and ensuring the operational performance of the road wasn’t impacted, for the benefit of our customers.”
“These essential works will benefit residential and business customers in the area by strengthening and reinforcing the water network, and minimising disruptions to their water supply by reducing leakage and unplanned outages due to bursts on the water main.”