Benefits

  • A long term solution to Ballinlough/Loughglynn enabling 3,600 consumers to be taken off a boil water notice
  • A long term solution to 1,400 consumers at Williamstown who had been on a boil water notice up until 2016 by safeguarding the drinking water supply
  • Ensures compliance with requirements set out in the European Union Drinking Water Directive and National Drinking Water Regulations

What was involved as part of this project?

  1. Decommissioning of the existing Ballinlough/ Loughglynn and Williamstown water treatment plants
  2. Construction of a pumping station at the Ballyhaunis Reservoir, enabling the transfer of water to Ballinlough/Loughglynn and Williamstown
  3. Construction of a 2,800m³ ground reservoir and new control building at the site of the existing Garranlahan Water Tower
  4. A separate upgrade project at the Lough Mask Water Treatment plant, ensuring the availability of water to extend supply to these areas
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