A new Water Treatment Plant in Leenane was officially opened by Seán Kyne TD, Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources along with students from Leenane National School on Friday 28th October. The plant will provide Leenane with a clean and secure water supply, benefitting 200 local residents.
The project was delivered by EPS Group and involved a €1 million investment by Irish Water. Works included the installation of a coagulation, flocculation, and clarification process along with filtration and disinfection. The coagulation and filtration processes provide a robust removal barrier for microbiological and physical/chemical contaminants.
New DAFF Water Treatment Unit Installed at Leenane WTP
Due to the inadequate water infrastructure, Leenane was issued with a boil water notice in July 2015. Following the upgrades carried out by EPS Group the boil water notice was lifted by the HSE, on budget and ahead of schedule, in August 2016.
Speaking at the official opening Minister Kyne said: “The investment in Leenane Water Treatment Plant by Irish Water will provide a safe and secure supply of water of the highest standards to Leenane and the wider locality. Such a water supply is essential for residents but also for local businesses and the local tourism industry.
“Projects such this one in Leenane show beyond doubt that the establishment of Irish Water has been the right thing to do and that the new system is providing much-needed investment in our water services."
Commenting on the project, Cathal Hurley Contracts Manager at EPS said: “EPS are delighted to have successfully delivered this project which provides a safe water supply of the highest quality standards to the local community”.