Works almost complete as Irish Water pours €450k into County Limerick town 

Donal O'Regan

Reporter:

Donal O'Regan

Work on the water main rehabilitation project in Hospital

Work on the water main rehabilitation project in Hospital

THE WATER main rehabilitation project in Hospital, which caused traffic delays in the County Limerick town, is now substantially complete.

The project represents an investment of over €450,000 in the public water network in Hospital which will result in greater security of supply and improved water quality.

“Irish Water believes that all public side lead pipes and back yard service lead pipes – pipes connecting premises to the water mains - have now been replaced in the village of Hospital. This will have significant health benefits for customers in the town,” said a spokesperson.

This project involved the installation of 1.9km of distribution mains and 900m of rising main along the Main Street. It also involved the replacement of 192 public side service connections and 11 back yard connections at St Joseph’s Terrace. Works started on July 2 and all civil works were completed on November 2.

Decommissioning of the 11 backyard services at St Joseph’s Terrace is due to be completed shortly.

Alan Morrissey, of Irish Water, said: “We would like to thank the people of Hospital for their support and patience as we carried out these works in the town. We are now pleased to confirm that they are substantially complete and the residents and businesses in Hospital will see the benefits in the form of a better, safer and more secure supply of water.”