People in Gortahork and Falcarragh are set to have an improved and more reliable quality of water through the new Ardsbeg Water Treatment Plant.
The recently-completed project means that the Gortahork/Falcarragh water scheme has been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Remedial Action List. The scheme was on this list for having elevated levels of aluminium and THMs.
A €4.1 million investment was made to improve supplies to five thousand customers in the Gortahork and Falcarragh areas.
(Featured image: Local elected representatives and David McLoone, Asset Management Lead, Irish Water at the sod-turning for the new water treatment plant in Ardsbeg in February 2017.)
Speaking about the project David McLoone from Irish Water said: “We are delighted to have completed these works and look forward to celebrating with the local community at the official opening of the plant in the coming months.
“This project involved the decommissioning of the existing Ardsbeg Water Treatment Plant following the construction of a new water treatment plant adjacent to the existing site and will ensure a safer, more secure and improved drinking water supply for our customers in that area.”
The new plant has a design output of 1,800m3/day serving a population of 5,000 local consumers. This project also included the construction of a new treated water storage reservoir.
EPS completed the contract on behalf of Irish Water and the project was delivered in partnership with Donegal County Council.Tags: