€2m upgrade for Grangemore scheme

A €2m investment programme will see a major infrastructural upgrade to improve water quality in the Grangemore Water Supply Scheme, which supplies water to residents living in areas such as The Plains of Boyle, Croghan and Ballinameen.

The major works planned will improve water quality for about 900 homes served by the scheme, according to local Senator Frank Feighan who has welcomed the news.

“This €2m investment programme to be carried out by Irish Water in conjunction with Roscommon County Council will also remove the scheme from the EPA’s Remedial Action list.” according to Senator Feighan

“Engineering advisors have been appointed and scheme design is well advanced. Currently, the project is still at the design and planning stage, with the pipe route selection ongoing.

“I understand that the planned schedule will see the main works contract go out to tender by the third quarter of this year with full completion of the works expected by the end of next year.

“This significant upgrade project on the  Grangemore scheme is part of an ongoing major investment programme right across County Roscommon over the last number of years to ensure clean drinking water for communities.

“As people are too well aware, water quality has been a major issue in the county for far too long due to years of under-investment by previous Governments.

“This multi-million euro programme to upgrade Roscommon’s water infrastructure is not just improving water quality for householders but is bringing to an end the constant boil water notices which has affected so many businesses and consumers for way too long,” Senator Feighan concluded.

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