25 February 2019 Go back to News
Improved drinking water quality for homes and businesses in Navan
Investing €9 million to upgrade Liscarton Water Treatment Plant
Irish Water is working in partnership with Meath County Council to upgrade the Liscarton Water Treatment Plant which was constructed in 1972 and supplies treated drinking water to homes and businesses in Navan. We are investing €9 million to upgrade the water treatment plant which will ensure that the Navan water supply can be removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Remedial Action List (RAL). The upgraded water treatment plant will also benefit the environment as it will improve the treatment of the existing discharges to the River Blackwater and improve the energy efficiency of the plant.
What is involved in the project?
Works are progressing well and are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. The project involves upgrading of the raw water intake works, pumping station, disinfection infrastructure and water treatment processes as well as the construction of new raw water tanks and pumps. The project also includes the addition of solid and liquid residual treatment infrastructure.
Speaking about the project, William McKnight, Irish Water Engineer, said, “This essential upgrade will improve drinking water quality and safeguard water supply for over 40,000 people in Navan. The works will be contained onsite so there will be minimum disruption to local businesses and residents. The upgrade will also ensure that the supply is removed from the EPA’s Remedial Action List and will improve the plants energy performance”
For further information on this project please visit our Liscarton Water Treatment Plant project page.