‘Significant progress’ on €8.6million Croom water upgrade works

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A WATER supply upgrade project in Limerick is making “considerable progress”, Uisce Éireann has confirmed.

The Croom Water Project, which aims to connect Croom to the Limerick City water supply at the Clareville Water Treatment Plant, is progressing at pace, the utility company has said.

The €8.6million water upgrade project has seen almost five kilometres of modern water pipes installed along the N20 and L1478 since the project began in December, to meet the needs of homes and businesses in the Croom area.

Once finished, the upgrade works will provide water security to over 1,700 homes and businesses that have been the subject of frequent nighttime restrictions.

Laura Heneghan, Uisce Éireann’s programme manager said that the project will allow for more social and economic growth in the Croom area.

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“When the project is complete, it will allow for additional social and economic growth in the area and ensure Croom will thrive now and into the future,” Ms Heneghan said.

“We understand that the works may cause some disruption, and our crews are making every effort to minimise this and complete the project swiftly. Thank you to the communities and businesses impacted for their patience and cooperation.”

The works are being carried our by Ward and Burke Construction on behalf of Uisce Éireann, and phase one works on the project are expected to be completed by mid-2024.

Commissioning of the existing pipeline from the city to Attyfynn is to take place towards the end of this year.