Irish Water is working in partnership with Meath County Council to upgrade the Liscarton Water Treatment Plant which was constructed in 1972 and supplies treated drinking water to homes and businesses in Navan.

Investment of €9 million to upgrade the water treatment plant 

Irish water is investing €9 million to upgrade the water treatment plant which will ensure that the Navan water supply can be removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Remedial Action List (RAL). The upgraded water treatment plant will also benefit the environment as it will improve the treatment of the existing discharges to the River Blackwater and improve the energy efficiency of the plant.

Works are due to commence in the coming weeks and are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. Veolia Water Ireland has recently signed the contract to deliver this project on behalf of Irish Water. The project involves upgrading of the raw water intake works, pumping station, disinfection infrastructure and water treatment processes as well as the construction of new raw water tanks and pumps. The project also includes the addition of solid and liquid residual treatment infrastructure.

Minimum disruption to local businesses and residents

Speaking about the project, William McKnight, Irish Water Engineer, said, “This essential upgrade will improve drinking water quality and safeguard water supply for over 40,000 people in Navan. The works will be contained onsite so there will be minimum disruption to local businesses and residents. The upgrade will also ensure that the supply is removed from the EPA’s Remedial Action List and will improve the plants energy performance”

More information

For more information on our projects and plans in Meath and across the Country, please visit our Projects and Plans page.


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