Nine Mayo communities set to get a cleaner drinking water supply

Posted in Connect on October 24, 2018.

Businesses and residents in nine areas across Mayo are to benefit from improved drinking water quality following upgrade works by Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council. Water treatment plants in Mulranny, Kiltimagh, Swinford, Foxford, Erris, Wherrew (Ardagh), Newport, Westport and Louisburgh are undergoing upgrades to improve the performance of the plants.

EPS Group have signed a contract to design and construct the required upgrades at each plant which are being progressed alongside similar upgrades to water treatment plants in Sligo, Leitrim, Galway and Roscommon totalling an €8.75 million investment by Irish Water.

Commenting, Martin Temple, Irish Water, said: “As part of these works processes within the existing plants will be assessed and upgraded in order improve filtration, clarification, pH adjustment, sludge residuals handling and correction processes required at each plant.

“Ultimately these essential upgrades will improve drinking water quality and safeguard water supply for residents and business across Mayo.

“It is envisaged that works will be complete in 2020.”

These works form part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan.
Delivery of the Business Plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.

  • Article: Connaught Telegraph, 24th October 2018.
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