Senator Frank Feighan has welcomed a €2m investment programme which he says will involve a major infrastructural upgrade to improve water quality in the North Roscommon area.
Senator Feighan told the Roscommon People: “These major works planned on the Grangemore Water Supply Scheme, which supplies water to residents living in areas such as The Plains of Boyle, Croghan and Ballinameen, will improve water quality for about 900 homes served by the scheme.
“This €2m investment programme to be carried out by Irish Water in conjunction with Roscommon County Council, will also remove the scheme from the EPA’s Remedial Action list.”
Engineering advisors have been appointed and it is understood that the scheme design is well advanced. Currently, the project is still at the design and planning stage, with the pipe route selection ongoing. The main works contract is set to go out to tender by the third quarter of this year with full completion of the works expected by the end of next year.
Claiming that previous governments had been guilty of under-investing in water, Senator Feighan added: “This significant upgrade project on the Grangemore scheme is part of an ongoing major investment programme right across County Roscommon over the last number of years to ensure clean drinking water for local communities.”