7 July 2017 Go back to News
Planning submitted to upgrade Kilmessan Water Treatment Plant
Upgrade will provide a more reliable and sustainable supply for Kilmessan and surrounding areas
Irish Water has submitted a planning application to Meath County Council to upgrade the water treatment plant in Kilmessan. The planned upgrade will provide a more reliable and sustainable water supply for Kilmessan and the surrounding areas. The proposed works will also ensure that all water treatment processes at the plant meet the EPA’s standards and regulations. Once the planned works are complete the treatment plant will have improved efficiency and will allow for future growth in the area.
If the planning application is granted, the proposed development will involve the installation of a new borehole pump, construction of a new water treatment facility adjacent to the existing borehole which will include a control building, treated water holding tank, backwash water tank, hardstanding area, new site entrance, site access road, site drainage, landscaping and site fencing. The existing water treatment plant will be decommissioned. Subject to planning permission being granted, it is anticipated that construction will commence in early 2018 and is expected to last approximately six months to complete.
Commenting on the project Peter Flood, Capital Programmes Lead, East and Midlands Region, said "Irish Water has submitted a planning application to upgrade the Kilmessan water treatment plant. This project will ensure the community has a more reliable and sustainable water supply. The upgraded water treatment plant will also support future development in the area and ensure that all water treatment at the plant will meet the EPA’s standards and regulations.”