Ireland: Limerick City to update water mains

Irish Water will invest €6.5 million in Limerick City’s water mains to reduce leakage, improve customer service and supply, and increase health measures. The utility outlines that the works will save the city 11 million litres of water per week. Over 11 kilomteres of water mains will be replaced, 13.4 kilometres of problematic shared lead service pipes will be decommissioned and nearly 2,000 customer service connections around the city will be replaced. The shared lead services have been a health concern as the lead has been slowly absorbed into the water supply which has the potential to increase lead levels above safe limits.