Replacement water mains for Sherkin Island

Fine Gael Senator, Tim Lombard, has welcomed the €215,000 investment in replacing aging water mains that have been supplying Sherkin island.

Senator Lombard said: “The 1km section of main being replaced has burst eight times over the past year, leading to significant supply disruptions and outages on far too many occasions.

“Irish Water recognised the need to have this pipe replaced with modern plastic water mains in order to provide a much more secure and reliable water supply. This work will also reduce leakage and help reduce the volume of treated water that is lost unnecessarily

“I am delighted that the pipe-laying work is now nearly complete, after which all affected roads can be fully reinstated, and the residents, businesses, and visitors to Sherkin island can benefit from a reliable water supply.”

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