Updated: 13/01/17 : 07:04:15Printable Version
EPS have signed a DBO contract valued at €3.8 million for the upgrade of the water supply infrastructure in North Leitrim. The work being undertaken involves an overall €8.4 million investment by Irish Water and will benefit 9000 people including residents and members of the business community. The North Leitrim Regional Water Supply Scheme supplies treated water to the towns of Manorhamilton, Drumkeeran and Dromahair and to several Group Water Supply Schemes in the North Leitrim area.
The works, which EPS will carry out on behalf of Irish Water, includes the expansion of the treated water output capacity at the existing Moneyduff water treatment plant to 5,500m³/day (275m³/hour over 20 hours) as well as associated works.
Raw water for the scheme is pumped from Lough Gill, via an Intake Pumphouse located in the townland of Greenaun North, to the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) located in the townland of Moneyduff. Treated water flows by gravity from Moneyduff WTP to the town of Dromahair.
Distribution by Gravity
Further pumping is required from Moneyduff WTP to High Level Reservoirs located in the townland of Cornalaghta prior to distribution by gravity to Manorhamilton and to Drumkeeran.
Following completion of the design stage, construction commenced in December 2016 and is expected to be completed in one year. Irish Water, in partnership with Leitrim County Council, officially will mark the start of construction on the North Leitrim Regional Water Supply Scheme at a sod turning event today, Friday the 13th of January, at Bee Park Community Centre in Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.
EPS is delighted to be part of this project which will bring significant benefits to the residents, businesses and the agricultural community in North Leitrim through the provision of improved drinking water quality, reduced disruptions to supply, improved security of supply and improved water pressure. This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan where over €530 million will be invested in upgrading water services in 2016 to improve the country’s water and wastewater infrastructure.