Irish water replaces 1.2km of leaky mains in Mervue

Galway Daily news Irish water replaces 1.2km of leaky mains in Mervue

Irish Water and Galway City Council have completed the replacement of 1.2km of leak prone water mains in Mervue.

The cast iron water mains between Bayview Heights and Quinn Terrace on St. James Road were prone to frequent bursts, causing water outages to homes and businesses in the area.

The replacement works were carried out by the Belfast based Farrans Construction Ltd on behalf of Irish Water.

Dave Murphy of Irish Water said that they would like to thank the residents of Mervue who were impacted by these works.

He added that they will also, “benefit from them in the long term for giving us the necessary consents to carry out this essential project.”

“This mains replacement work is part of a significant investment by Irish Water to upgrade the water network across Galway City.”

“The works involved some short-term water shut-offs and traffic management measures which we understand were inconvenient and we would like to thank the local community for their patience while we completed the job.”

The works were part of the National Leaks Reduction Programme, which aims to invest €500 million in the replacement of old pipes in the network from 2017 to 2021.

Irish Water says it aims to cut its leakage rate from 46% in 2018, down to 38% by 2021.