3,000 customers supplied by the Kingscourt water supply

Irish Water has just completed a €3 million investment in the Kingscourt water supply which has led to its removal from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List (RAL). The EPA published its latest RAL this week and there are now no Co Cavan schemes on the list.

The 3,000 customers supplied by the Kingscourt water supply are enjoying a clean and secure supply following these upgrade works by Irish Water, working in partnership with Cavan County Council. The works will also secure the future residential and commercial development needs of Kingscourt and surrounding areas as well as ensuring compliance with European and national drinking water regulations.

The project, which was completed by Veolia Water Ltd, involved the construction of a new water treatment plant, a new storage reservoir and an off-site well at Descart, Co Monaghan which will supply raw water to the new plant to provide security of supply to the scheme. These works will now ensure a safe and sustainable water supply for Kingscourt and surrounding rural areas including supply to Ballinaclose, Co Meath.

Speaking about the RAL and the ongoing work in Cavan, Irish Water’s Regional Compliance Specialist Pat O’Sullivan said: “This a red letter day for the people on this water supply scheme. The publication of the latest RAL update is a confirmation of the focus and dedication of Irish Water and Cavan County Council in ensuring the delivery of clean and wholesome water in the county. It is great to see a new treatment plant replacing the original one which was commissioned in the 1950s and the developmental needs of the area secured.”

The RAL is updated quarterly by the EPA for those water supplies where investment in treatment processes is required. Irish Water has a prioritised programme of investment for all schemes on the RAL.

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