This €7 million euro project is needed for the design and construction of a new water treatment plant in Roscommon that will see a long-term boil water notice lifted for over 5000 people in the region.

The North East Roscommon and Ballyleague Regional Water Supply Scheme serves a population of approx. 5,400 people in Co. Roscommon. Households and businesses that are served by the scheme that was on a boil water notice since 2014 which was in place due to the detection of cryptosporidium in the water.

The interim treatment system is complete and the boil water notice has now been lifted.

Location Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
Investment €7 Million
Status In Progress
Completion Date Autumn 2017

What are the benefits of this project?

  • Removal of 5,400 people from a long-term boil water notice
  • Reduce Trihalomethanes (THMs) in the drinking water by introducing a coagulation treatment process
  • Provide an interim UV cryptosporidium barrier to improve drinking water quality.
  • Ensure a sustainable supply of quality drinking water

Latest News

  • Works are nearing completion and commissioning is underway
  • Works are expected to be completed in Summer 2017


What is involved in this project?

  1. Installing a temporary filtration and UV treatment system at the plant to improve drinking water until the new plant is completed
  2. Constructing a new water treatment plant with intake works, site and ancillary works and associated pipelines.

What are the next steps?

The interim treatment system is complete and the boil water notice has been lifted. 

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