200 Acoustic Loggers Installed To Aid Leak Reduction In Tipp Town


Uisce Éireann reports that supply has been restored to customers in Bansha and surrounding areas after a damaged valve was repaired yesterday – the work was completed at 4pm two hours ahead of schedule.

Customers in Tipperary town are to continue to experience lower pressure levels at night over the next two weeks in order to maintain daytime supply levels.  Uisce Eireann has now installed approximately 200 acoustic loggers to aid in the leak reduction works in Tipperary Town as the acoustic device will pick up a leak sooner thereby reducing waste and give staff an early indication of the location of the leak.

The company says it understands the inconvenience when an unplanned outage occurs and thanks customers for their patience.

As part of the National Leakage Reduction Programme, leak detection works also known as step testing may have cause reduced pressure and outages to properties in parts of Tipperary Town overnight – at Emly Road, Galbally Road, O’Brien Street, Upper Main Street, Davis Street, James Street, Mitchell Street, Tipperary Town and surrounding areas.

The works were completed between 10pm last night and 7am this morning to help identify leakage within certain sections of the District Metered Area. Uisce Eireann says these works are carried out during the night time/early morning to eliminate outages during peak times, which is during day time hours.  

In a statement to Tipp Mid West Radio, Uisce Éireann says while it strives to maintain supply to customers at all times, this isn’t always guaranteed.