Water treatment plant to be completed in 2017

Water treatment plant to be completed in 2017

Irish Water has revealed plans to invest millions in a new water treatment plant that will benefit the residents of Gortahork and Falcarragh. 

The upgrade to the water supply will cost around €3.8m and benefit  five thousand customers. 

EPS have been awarded the contract which represents a €3.8 million investment in the area. This investment forms part of the overall €73 million committed by Irish Water to water supply projects in the county.

The Gortahork/Falcarragh scheme is supplied from Lough Lagha, an upland lake. However, the existing water treatment plant is not adequate to address the risks to water quality and the scheme is subsequently on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Remedial Action List (RAL).

Works are due to commence at the end of 2016 and have an expected completion date in late 2017.

The project is being delivered in partnership with Donegal County Council.

When completed and tested this water supply will have the necessary treatment facilities in place to enable the scheme to be removed from the EPA’s RAL and will ensure that the 5,000 consumers in the Gortahork/Falcarragh areas receive a reliable supply of high quality drinking water.  

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