Irish Water to replace problematic Listowel pipes

Irish Water has agreed to replace two sections of problematic water pipes in Listowel.

The section of water mains on both Bridge Road and Church Street have broken up to six times in the past 18 months.

The utility had previously said neither location was on its priority list despite the majority of the town being left without water when the Church Street section breaks.

Local Fianna Fáil Cllr Jimmy Moloney had called for the works to be carried out at the same time as planned roadworks in the town.

He is hopeful at least one section of waterpipe will be replaced before the end of the year: