9 March 2018 Go back to News
Irish Water turns the sod on €3.5 million investment to upgrade critical wastewater infrastructure in Manorhamilton and Mohill
Irish Water, in partnership with Leitrim County Council, today (Friday) turned the sod to mark the start of upgrade works on the Manorhamilton and Mohill Wastewater Treatment Plants, as part of a €3.5 million investment by national utility.
The work being carried out will ensure environmental compliance and protection of the receiving waters at both locations. The upgrades will also modernise both plants and improve energy efficiency, while also ensuring adequate spare capacity which will facilitate both future population growth and economic development.
One of a number of investments by Irish Water in Co. Leitrim
The €3.5 million investment is one of a number of investments by Irish Water in Co Leitrim. Other works include upgrades to water mains in Carrick-on-Shannon, Dowra, Manorhamilton, Eslin-Mohil and Kilenna, upgrades to the water treatment plant in Carrick-on-Shannon and a network extension to Rossinver and Kiltyclogher, which allowed the removal of the boil water notice in Kiltycloger.
Speaking at the event, Colm Boyd, Infrastructure Programme Regional Lead at Irish Water said "This €3.5 million investment in Co Leitrim is being made as part of Irish Water’s national strategy which aims to bring Ireland’s wastewater infrastructure to an acceptable standard, capable of supporting growing populations and economic development. This strategy is addressing issues where wastewater, either untreated or only partially treated, is being discharged into our environment, causing environmental damage and breaching environmental legislation."
Also in attendance at the event, Leas Chathaoirleach of Leitrim County Council, Cllr Sean McGowan said "Today marks a significant milestone in Irish Water’s investment in the wastewater infrastructure in Co Leitrim. The investment will ensure that in both Manorhamilton and Mohill, wastewater is collected and treated to the highest environmental standard while at the same time allowing for future growth in local population and economic activity.”
The contract for the works was awarded to Coffey Water Limited in late 2017 and works will be completed in early 2019.