7 April 2017 Go back to News
Necessary upgrade completed to the Moate Water Supply in Co. Westmeath
Investment has improved the security of the water supply and water pressure to homes and businesses in Moate Town.
Irish Water has completed necessary upgrade works to the Moate Water Supply. The €60,000 investment has increased the water pressure and improved the security of the water supply for residents and businesses in Moate. The project involved construction of a booster pump station at Mount Temple Road, Moate and the decommissioning of the Ballinderry Water Treatment Plant. The water supply for customers in Moate Town will now be served from the Mullingar Low Level Reservoir which is treated at the Portloman Water Treatment Plant in Mullingar.
This project has ensured that over 150 residents and businesses in Moate have improved water pressure to their properties. The Ballinderry Water Treatment Plant was an aging water treatment plant that was not operating efficiently. The decommissioning of this plant and supplying the drinking water to Moate Town from the Mullingar Low Level Reservoir has provided customers with a more secure water supply. The project has also ensured that Irish Water has replaced a water supply from an aging water treatment plant with a supply from a modern treatment plant.
Commenting on the investment Padraig Farrell, Capital Programme Lead, East and Midlands Region, said “This investment in the Moate Water Supply has improved the water supply for customers as they now have a securer water supply with increased water pressure to homes and businesses.”
Irish Water spent over €530 million on water services in 2016. Capital investment in the region of €700 million per year is needed for a sustained period of several decades to address the poor condition of Ireland’s water infrastructure. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan up to 2021. 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 while achieving efficiencies of €1.6 billion.