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Sunday 25 August 2019

More reliable water supply for Wicklow town following works

Mains replacement works in Fitzwilliam Square and Wicklow town's Main Street are now complete, with Irish Water insisting that customers will now benefit from a more reliable water supply.

350m of aging and problematic cast iron watermains were replaced with high density polyethylene (plastic) pipes, in conjunction with Wicklow County Council. The new pipes should reduce the instances of bursts and water outages to customers and local businesses in the area. Operational and maintenance costs will also be reduced as the network operation will require less maintenance.

Joe Carroll, Irish Water's Leakage Reduction Programme Regional Lead, said: 'We'd like to thank residents and businesses in Wicklow town for their patience while we carried out these important works. The replacement of these aging water mains in Wicklow town will improve security of supply for local residents and businesses alike. We are delighted to complete the works ahead of Wicklow County Council's permanent road improvement works in the area. This will replace the current, temporary reinstatement in place following the works. Replacing the existing water mains with new modern pipes will provide a long-term solution to ensure a safe and secure water supply is delivered to customers.'

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