Irish Water is investing €10 million to replace19 kilometres of ageing water mains throughout Galway City.

The utility company says that these mains have been prone to leakage and bursts resulting in outages and reduced water pressure at times. It is estimated that up to 50 per cent of treated water running through these pipes is lost through leakage making it a high priority project for Irish Water.

The project also includes the replacement of approximately 1,300 lead service

Works will be carried out in Prospect Hill, Claddagh, Bohermore, Shantalla, Rahoon, Newcastle, Taylor’s Hill, Mervue, Roscam and Coolagh.

The  work is due  to start in June (2018) and will take approximately 21 months to complete.

Shareridge Limited has been awarded the contract for the project.

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