04 Jul 2022

Irish Water plans to upgrade local systems


Irish Water plans to upgrade local systems

Irish Water has a number of plans up upgrade water and wastewater systems across County Leitrim.

Work on upgrading Manorhamilton and Mohill wastewater treatment plants is expected to start early next year. The contract tenders for these two projects are expected to be awarded in the autumn.

Irish Water also hope, subject to planning permission from Leitrim County Council, to commence work on the Drumshanbo plant early in 2017.

Irish Water issued details on the expected progress of the Leitrim Schemes to the Leitrim Observer following the announcement of the work.

They are currently constructing flow-monitoring and sampling works at twelve wastewater treatment plants in the county. These works are expected to be completed in August.

Irish Water has a planned project to upgrade the Drumshanbo Wastewater Treatment Plant. This project is included in their proposed investment plan for 2017-2021 which has been submitted for approval to the Commission for Energy Regulation. The design element of this project is planned to begin later this year.

Irish Water is waiting for planning permission from Leitrim County Council for works at Ballinamore and Carrigallen.

Subject to the granting of this planning permission, it’s expected works will start at these plants, and at Leitrim Village in 2017.


Irish Water said it expected some disruption in water supply in Corraleehan yesterday, June 28 due to a planned power outage supply.

This may cause disruption to Garryfliugh, Ardmoneen, Corraleehan, Probagh, Curraghnabania, Moher, and surrounding areas while Lannerriagh and Tullyveela in Cavan also expected issues with water.

Irish Water said work on a burst main may affect supply to Mountcampbell, Kiltoghert, Jamestown, Drumsna and surrounds this week.

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