Commencement date for Westport to Srah water scheme announced

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring this week confirmed that the Lough Mask Regional Water Supply Scheme, Srah to Westport Extension Project will go ahead shortly following signing of the contract between Irish Water and Ward and Burke Construction Ltd in the last week.

Minister Ring said: “This major scheme ensures security of supply for current and future demands in the environs of Westport. It also facilitates planned connections and extensions, notably an increase of over 1,000 cubic metres per day to Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland. This is a significant project on Irish Water’s Proposed Capital Investment Plan 2014 -2016 supporting social and economic development in the west Mayo region. The scheme has the capacity to be further extended in the future towards Newport, Louisburgh and the region.”

He added: “The project involves the construction of approximately 27km of trunk main, a new reservoir at Carrowbaun, and multiple valve chambers and ancillary structures. It also includes some replacement of old watermains in the town.”

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