Irish pipeline to be replaced to halt leakage issues

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A project to replace a water pipeline in north Cork in Ireland is set to get underway.
Irish Water has confirmed about 3km of pipeline will be replaced by the utility near Banteer.
Steven Blennerhassett, of Irish Water, outlined the benefits of the scheme adding: "These old pipes in Banteer were problematic and had a history of bursting. By replacing these old pipes with new modern ones, it will reduce the drinking water lost by leakage and will bring an all-round improvement to water quality for the local communities.
“A road closure will be required during this project, but we aim to minimise any impact on customers.
"There may be some short-term water outages and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice beforehand.”
“This project is one example of how Irish Water is working in partnership with local authorities to reduce leakage and provide a more reliable water supply. Fixing leaks can be complicated but we are making progress,” a spokesperson said. “In 2018 the rate of leakage nationally was 46%, by the end of 2021 it was 38%.”

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