Irish Water to progress Roscommon wastewater project

Irish Water says it is working in partnership with Roscommon County Council to progress the Roscommon Town Main Drainage Scheme project in order to safeguard the environment and provide for future growth and development in the town.

When completed, the €20 million project will reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Roscommon town and improve water quality in the River Jiggy and River Hind. It will also increase the capacity of the sewer network, allowing for current and future population growth and economic development.

The project involves the construction of approximately 7.2 kilometres of new sewer infrastructure and rising mains. New pumping stations will be constructed at the existing wastewater treatment plant and at Circular Road, Castlerea Road, Ardsallagh and Ballinagard. Six of the existing storm water overflows will also be upgraded and a further six decommissioned.

Eunan Canavan, Regional Infrastructure Lead with Irish Water, commented on the project: “Irish Water is committed to protecting the local environment and supporting the growth of homes and businesses. This major upgrade of the sewer network will ensure that the wastewater infrastructure is in place to support ongoing development in Roscommon town.

“Together with our partners Roscommon County Council and GMC Utilities Group, we look forward to continuing to engage with local stakeholders in advance of the works progressing to minimise any disruption associated with this essential project. It is expected that works will commence in the coming weeks and will be completed by early 2023”.