What are the benefits of this project?

  • Improved quality of the water being supplied to the consumer
  • Increased security of supply to the consumers across the scheme
  • Drimoleague, Schull & Leap will be removed from the EPA’s remedial action list (RAL)

What is involved as part of this project?

  1. The existing water treatment plants at Ballyhilty and Lake Cross will be retained and upgraded
  2. The existing Drimoleague water treatment plant, Skeagh water treatment plant and Ballinlough water treatment plant will be decommissioned
  3. The construction of approximately 40km of new water mans 
  4. Construction of new treated water storage reservoirs in Drimoleague, Schull, Leap and Sherkin 

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Where will the works take place? 

The works proposed as part of this project will take place in the following locations: 

  • Ballyhilty Water Treatment Plant
  • Lake Cross Water Treatment Plant
  • Drimoleague/Castledonovan
  • Schull
  • Sherkin Island
  • Bluid

What are the next steps? 

  • Works are due to commence in the coming weeks
  • The project is expected to take approximately18 months to complete
  • The Project Team will ensure the local community is notified in advance of any works commencing
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