Ballycastle Water Supply Scheme
Irish Water is upgrading the drinking water supply for the Ballycastle area in Mayo
Irish Water, working in partnership with Mayo County Council, has commenced upgrade works to the Ballycastle Water Supply Scheme. This project will benefit over 360 customers in the Ballycastle area to ensure the delivery of a clean, safe drinking water source and remove the area off the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL).
The project will consist of the installation of 6km of pipeline in order to connect the Ballycastle water supply scheme to the Ballina Regional Water Supply Scheme. This project will improve the drinking water quality for Ballycastle and surrounding area. The works are being carried out by Source Civil Limited on behalf of Irish Water.
What is involved?
- Connect the Ballycastle Water Supply with the adjacent Ballina Regional Water Supply Scheme network approximately 6km away through the existing Lacken Reservoir
- Install two new booster stations
- Decommission of existing water treatment plant and reservoir at the Ballyknock source
- Safeguard the water supply to this area.
- Improve water quality and water treatment standards.
- Ensure compliance with current drinking water quality regulations.
- Works have recently commenced in the area.
- The new pipeline will be installed from the existing Lacken reservoir (Ballina RWSS), into the Ballycastle Public Water Supply along the L-5I87, L-1114 and R-314 to Ballycastle village.
- Temporary road closures will be required and diversions will be outlined and sign posted.
- We will endeavour to maintain local access for residents and emergency traffic during the works