Treatment Plant gets €8m upgrade
UISCE Éireann (Irish
Water) have commenced works on
the upgrade of the Illies Water Treatment Plant
representing an investment of €8 million in
the Inishowen peninsula.
Once operational, the upgraded water treatment plant
will improve drinking water quality, increase capacity,
while ensuring compliance with the current drinking
water regulations. It will also support the long-term
sustainable growth and development of the area.
The communities which will benefit from this €8m
treatment plant upgrade includes: Buncrana, Quigleys
Point, Muff, Carndonagh, Illies, Dunrees, Fahan, Inch,
Burnfoot, Bridgend, Burt and Newtowncunningham.
Cathaoirleach of the
Inishowen Municipal District, Cllr Terry Crossan said:
“It is great to see such a significant and long-awaited
investment in the Illies Water Treatment Plant. The
upgrade will be of enormous benefit to the people of
Inishowen by supporting not only economic and social
growth but also ensuring the provision of a secure and
reliable water supply for all.”
The upgrade works will modernise the current water
treatment processes at the plant including disinfection
systems, sludge handling and treatment systems,
monitoring and instrumentation systems and the
construction of new kiosks.
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