Businesses and residents in nine areas across County Mayo are to benefit from improved drinking water quality following upgrade works by Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council.

Water treatment plants in Mulranny, Kiltimagh, Swinford, Foxford, Erris, Wherrew, Newport, Westport, and Louisburgh are undergoing upgrades to improve the performance of the plants.

€8.75 million investment in water treatment plants

EPS Group have signed a contract to design and construct the required upgrades at each plant which are being progressed alongside similar upgrades to water treatment plants in Sligo, Leitrim, Galway and Roscommon, totalling an €8.75 million investment by Irish Water.

Commenting, Martin Temple, Irish Water, said: “As part of these works processes within the existing plants will be assessed and upgraded in order improve filtration, clarification, pH adjustment, sludge residuals handling and correction processes required at each plant. Ultimately these essential upgrades will improve drinking water quality and safeguard water supply for residents and business across Mayo.

“It is envisaged that works will be complete in 2020.”

These works form part of Irish Water’s investment plan. Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan. 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.

More information

For more information about our ongoing projects around the country, please visit our Projects and Plans page.

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