Lough Kinale Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Irish Water has completed works to upgrade the water treatment plant in Lough Kinale, Co. Longford to benefit customers in Granard and the surrounding area.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Longford County Council, has upgraded the water treatment plant in Lough Kinale, Co. Longford. This project will benefit over 2,500 customers supplied by the Granard Water Supply Scheme to ensure the delivery of a clean, safe drinking water source and facilitate the removal of the area from the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL).

The water treatment processes at the plant were inadequate in protecting against the formation of elevated concentrations of Trihalomethanes (THMs). The upgrade has modernised and improved the water treatment process at the plant and will facilitate the removal of the water supply from the EPA’s RAL.

The works were carried out by Veolia Water Ireland on behalf of Irish Water. The project was delivered under the Early Contractor Involvement Programme.



What was involved as part of this project?

This project involved upgrading the:

  • Chemical dosing infrastructure
  • Monitoring instrumentation systems
  • Control, telemetry and automation processes, and the
  • Used wash-water and sludge treatment process.

This project forms part of a larger investment in water treatment plants across Longford, including similar upgrade works at Smear and Lough Forbes Water Treatment Plants.

What are the benefits of this programme?

The upgrade works carried out as part of this project will:

  • Enable the removal of the Granard Public Water Supply from the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL).
  • Ensure the delivery of safe, clean drinking water to residents and businesses in the surrounding area
  • Improve water quality and water treatment standards
  • Improve the control and reliability of the Water Supply
  • Ensure compliance with current drinking water quality regulations.