30th June 2023

Traffic Disruptions in Ennis over summer months as Uisce Eireann invests in upgrades

Improvement works at Clonroadmore, Ennis, are underway to reduce high levels of leakage, which have been a significant source of disruption and outages for customers in the affected area.    The estimated completion date for these works is mid-August.

The works will take place along Clonroad/Clonroadmore from the junction with the Station Road roundabout to Clare Road (R458) near St.Flannan’s College.  Areas of work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers.

Traffic management in the form of a road closure will be in place along a section of Clonroad from its junction with the Station Road roundabout to the Toberteascain Junction. While the road closure will be in place for the duration of the project, local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

These works are being carried out as part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme, as part of its commitment to upgrade and improve water supplies in the county town. Uisce Éireann, will replace more than 600m metres of aged water mains with new modern pipes at Clonroadmore, Ennis. These works will provide a more reliable water supply, reduce high levels of leakage, and improve water quality.

Outlining the benefits that the water mains replacement project will bring to Ennis, Uisce Éireann’s Gerry O’Donnell explained that “old and damaged water mains remain a huge source of leakage and continue to impact communities right across Ireland, causing low pressure and supply disruption. Replacing these old water mains in poor condition will eliminate existing leaks and significantly reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.”

These improvement works are being carried out on behalf of Uisce Éireann by Shareridge Civil Engineering and are expected to be completed by mid-August 2023.

The Uisce Éireann customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Uisce Éireann website.


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