West Waterford Water Supply

West Waterford Water Supply

Green Party TD welcomes significant improvements in water supply in west Waterford.

Green Party TD for Waterford, Marc Ó Cathasaigh welcomes the announcement of a significant upgrade to the Ardmore water mains which will support the economic and social development of the area and provide a clean and reliable water supply to residents, visitors and businesses.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Waterford City and County Council, will decommission and replace the problematic pipe system replacing it with approximately 710m of new mains. Work will commence shortly and Irish Water expect to complete the project in late December.

Welcoming the announcement, Deputy Ó Cathasaigh said: “This is a significant investment for the region which will support the development of the area and provide a reliable supply. It is important for residents and businesses that they can depend on a clean, safe and secure water supply throughout the year. The works will include the replacement of any lead pipes which are currently in the system”.

“A town such as Ardmore, with a demand which increases significantly during the summer due to visiting tourists and day-trippers, needs the peace of mind of reliable infrastructure and clean water to support the growing community.”

This project will include the laying of new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply. It is part of Irish Water’s national Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see €500m invested nationally to tackle problematic pipes and leakage in Ireland’s ageing water network.

The section of works will take place on Tower Hill from College Road to Rocky Road and continue on Rocky Road through to New Line Road, finishing where New Line Road meets Cliff Road.