Irish Water completes upgrade to the Moate water supply

Irish Water has completed upgrade works to the Moate water supply.

The €60,000 investment has increased the water pressure and improved the security of the water supply for residents and businesses in Moate. The project involved construction of a booster pump station at Mount Temple Road, and the decommissioning of the Ballinderry Water Treatment Plant.

The water supply for customers in Moate Town will now be served from the Mullingar Low Level Reservoir, which is treated at the Portloman Water Treatment Plant in Mullingar. This project has ensured that more than 150 residents and businesses in Moate have improved water pressure to their properties.

The Ballinderry Water Treatment Plant was an aging water treatment plant that was not operating efficiently. The decommissioning of this plant and supplying the drinking water to Moate Town from the Mullingar Low Level Reservoir has provided customers with a securer water supply.

Commenting on the investment, Padraig Farrell, Capital Programme Lead, East and Midlands Region, said: “This investment in the Moate Water Supply has improved the water supply for customers as they now have a more secure water supply with increased water pressure to homes and businesses.”

Local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, said “There had been many issues with water pressure and supply in recent years, so this investment is most welcome news for the town”.

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