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County’s water-treatment plants part of €2.7m investment


TWENTY-two wastewater treatment plants in Mayo are part of a €2.7 million investment in the monitoring and sampling of such plants across the north west.
Irish Water state the investment will lead to ‘enhanced protection for rivers and coastal waters’.
“Irish Water is investing €2.7m million in flow monitoring and performance sampling equipment in wastewater treatment plants across the north and west region as part of a nationwide project which will provide enhanced protection for our rivers and coastal waters. The project will also allow Irish Water to identify where investment is needed in the wastewater infrastructure to facilitate future development in the county’s towns and villages,” they said in a statement.
There are three separate contracts underway as part of the €2.7 million investment. The first project, a €1.7 million investment across counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway and Monaghan, has already been completed.
The Mayo wastewater treatment plants which were part of this investment were: Charlestown, Foxford, Swinford, Killala, Ballinrobe, Balla, Louisburgh, Bangor Erris, Shrule, Kilkelly and Geesala.
A third contract which costs €500,000 is underway and taking place in Donegal and Mayo. The Mayo plants subject to this contract are: Achill Island, Ballindine, Ballycastle, Belmullet, Bohola, Cong, Dugort, Kilmaine, Knock Airport and Mulranny.
The programme involves the installation of flow measurement devices, storm event recorders and sampling equipment at treatment plants in strategic locations around the region. This project will also ensure compliance with EPA Wastewater Discharge Authorisations with respect to monitoring and sampling requirements, stated Irish Water.

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