Major works underway to replace dodgy pipes causing problems for Kilkenny town
Frequent water outages causing huge frustration to business and residents of a county Kilkenny town should soon be consigned to history.
A problematic 450 metres section of cracked and defected water mains are set to be replaced by Irish Water and Kilkenny County Council at Jerpoint, outside Thomastown, over the coming months.
The works on the on the R448 road will pass along the site of Jerpoint Abbey. The works are expected to be completed by early June.
Irish Water Networks Programmes regional lead Joe Carroll said: “Jerpoint is a unique place not only in Kilkenny, but in Ireland and we are delighted to be able to bring a more secure and reliable water supply to the residents and community of the area.
“The benefits of these works will come by way of replacing water mains and service connections that will reduce the instances of bursts and the occurrences of water outages which will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
“This work will also eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground, which is hugely important,” Mr Carroll added.