Coffey Water Ltd., a Coffey Group Company, is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver the Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant project. Once complete, the new plant will provide safe drinking water for the next 10 years, and will allow the boil water notices to be lifted.
The Lough Talt water treatment plant (WTP) currently does not provide adequate treatment and needs to be upgraded. The water supply is included on the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL) as the WTP does not provide sufficient protection against cryptosporidium nor does it adequately remove trihalomethane (THM).
The WTP supplies Tobercurry and Ballymote and surrounding communities including Annagh, Aclare, Bellaghy, Curry, Lavagh, Ballinacarrow, Carrowneden, Kilmacteige and Coolaney, Cloontia, Doocastle and Quarryfield. These communities have been living with boil water notices, which are public health notices advising that the drinking water is not safe to drink unless it is boiled and cooled beforehand.
In May 2019, Irish Water were granted planning permission to upgrade the WTP.
Irish Water are now working with Sligo County Council to upgrade the plant. Coffey Water Ltd., a Coffey Group Company, is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver the project. Once complete, the new plant will provide safe drinking water for the next 10 years, and will allow the boil water notices to be lifted.
This project is to run until the end of 2020.
The upgrade project will involve:
- Addition of new containerised process units
- Construction of new water tanks
- Construction of a new entrance onto the R294
- Landscaping, habitat compensation and ancillary works
For Further Information:
- Information on the Irish Water website concerning the Lough Talt Water Treatment Plant Project
- Information on the EPA’s Remedial Action List (RAL) is available on the EPA’s website
- Information on Cryptosporidium and Trihalomethanes is available on the Irish Water ebsite under Water Quality Section
- Information on Boil Water Notices is available on the Irish Water website
- Drinking water quality results are available on the Irish Water website in the Water Quality Section
- Information on the refund that will be applied to business accounts is available through our Water Tariff Discount section of the website
Contact Details for Irish Water
Irish Water Customers requesting information and advice on the Boil Water Notice are advised to call Irish Water’s 24-hour customer care helpline on 1850 278 278 or check out @IWCare on Twitter. Business customers with billing enquiries can call 1850 778 778.