Work has commenced on the construction of a new treatment plant for the North East Roscommon Regional Water Supply.
The contract for the new €6.1m water treatment plant has been awarded to Galway company Glan Agua and work is set to be complete in early 2017.
Over 5,000 customers in the Strokestown, Elphin, Tulsk, Scramogue, and Tarmonbarry areas have been affected by a Boil Water Notice since March 2014. Although the new plant will not be finished until next year, it’s hoped that an interim solution which has been installed recently will soon get the go ahead from the HSE and will provide some relief to consumers.
The area served by the North East Roscommon Regional Water Supply extends from Roosky in the east to Tulsk in the west and from Drumsna in the north to Ballyleague in the south.