Irish Water has announced that the first phase of the commissioning of a new water treatment plant at Fethard, Co. Tipperary is now complete. The process of connecting the new plant to the network commenced last week and will continue for a period of 14 days.

The investment in the Fethard Regional Water Supply Scheme includes the construction of a new 6,500m 3/day water treatment plant and reservoir, as well as a new sludge dewatering building and new intake from the River Anner. This is part of the €15 million investment in the Burncourt and Fethard Regional Water Supply Schemes in Co. Tipperary. 

Commenting on the announcement, Irish Water’s Regional Information Officer Aisling Buckley said: “The Fethard Regional Water Supply Scheme serves a population of over 7,000 people, mainly to the north and east of Fethard town, incorporating Mullinahone and Killenaule together with a large rural area. The upgrade of this scheme has many benefits including security of supply, improved water quality, and will lead to the removal of Gortnapisha and Cloran water supply zones from the EPA Remedial Action List. It will ultimately result in the lifting of boil water notices from 40 properties in the area which have been in place since 2007. We will be communicating with customers directly when the boil water notices can be lifted.

There will be minor interruptions to water supply during the switch over to the new treatment plant. During the transitioning of supply, Irish Water customers may experience a slight change in the taste of their drinking water as a result of the new water sources and improved water treatment processes.

Irish Water is separately investing in the rehabilitation of 24km of water mains in Fethard Town, Coalbrook, Ballinard to Cloneen, and Ballingarry. 


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