26 March 2019 Go back to News
Work begins on significant project in Grangemore to improve water quality and security of supply for local community
Extension of Boyle Water Supply Scheme to Grangemore
Irish Water working in partnership with Roscommon County Council has turned the sod on the €2.4 million investment to extend the Boyle Water Supply Scheme to Grangemore. The project, which is being carried out by Source Civil Engineering is due for completion later this year and will improve water quality and security of supply to customers in the Grangemore area.
Current supply served by Cavetown Water Treatment Plan
Grangemore is currently served by the existing Cavetown Water Treatment Plant which is listed on the EPA’s Remedial Action List for Trihalomethane exceedances. It has also been subject to a boil water notice in the past.
Once the project is complete the Cavetown Water Treatment Plant will be decommissioned and customers in Grangemore will receive their water from the Boyle Water Supply.
Speaking at the sod turning event, Padraig Hanly, Irish Water commented “This is an important project for the people of Grangemore, it will lead to increased security of supply, and improve the quality of the water that comes out of peoples’ taps.”
What does the project involve?
This project involves the construction of a pumping station at the Carrickmore reservoir, the laying of 4.7km of rising mains and inter-connecting water mains to extend the Boyle Water Supply Scheme to Grangemore.
Cllr Michael Mulligan, Cathaoirleach of Boyle Municipal District, added “Clean water is essential for homes, tourism, all sections of the business community, including agri-buisness. I welcome this project and look forward to its completion.”
This project forms 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.
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