Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Tipperary County Council, is to replace approximately 300 meters of old water watermains in Cashel.
The watermains that were prone to frequent bursts and leakage are being replaced with new modern pipes. Once complete, the works will provide a more reliable water supply, and reduce high levels of leakage.
The section of works will take place along Rock Lane, from the junction with Moor Lane and end at the junction into the R660.
The works will also involve laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.
These works are due to start Monday 29 January and are scheduled to be completed in March.
The works are part of the National Leakage reduction programme – in 2018 it was established that 46% of treated water was lost due to leaks, Uisce Eireann hopes to reduce this to 25% by 2030.
To minimise disruption to the community, areas of work will be limited to short sections. Traffic management will be in place at this time, in the form of a stop/go system and traffic lights. Hours of work will be 8am – 5pm (Monday – Friday) and 8am – 1pm (Saturday). Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained according to Uisce Eireann.
The works may involve some short-term water shut offs and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water shut offs. Customers can phone Uisce Éireann on 1800 278 278 if they have any questions about the project or visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website for regular updates.