A safer, more reliable water supply for homes and businesses in Killybegs

15 February 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, is delighted to announce that it has signed the construction contract to upgrade Killybegs Water Treatment Plant. This important project will help provide a safer, more reliable water supply for homes and businesses in the area.

Irish Water is investing €13 million in this upgrade project which will support economic, social development and tourism in the area while reducing the risk of supply interruptions and ensuring compliance with EU Drinking Water Regulations.

EPS has signed the contract and will work on behalf of Irish Water to deliver this project. Works on the project are expected to commence in the coming months and will take approximately 24 months to complete.

Speaking about the project, John McElwaine, Asset Delivery Regional Lead with Irish Water, said: “We are looking forward to delivering this important project on behalf of the local community in Killybegs. Ensuring security of supply in the area is hugely important for Killybegs, renowned for its fishing industry and busy tourism sector. This significant investment will also ensure that the plant can meet the current water demand in the Killybegs area and provide capacity to meet future development needs.

This project will involve an upgrade to the water treatment plant at the existing Killybegs site, as well as provision of sludge treatment facilities. It will also ensure compliance with EU Drinking Water Regulations resulting in improvements to the local environment and surface water.

We look forward to working with the local community in Killybegs to deliver this essential project in conjunction with our partners Donegal County Council and EPS.

Irish Water and our appointed Contractor, EPS, will continue to communicate with the local community in Killybegs regarding the upcoming works as well as throughout the project. For more details on the project, please check out the the Our Projects section of our website.

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support growth in our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.

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