Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, today announced that he has approved funding to enable Roscommon County Council put in place a Temporary Water Treatment Plant on the Roscommon Central Water Supply Scheme at a cost of €412,000 incl. VAT.
This approval will address the recent cryptosporidium problem on the Roscommon Central Regional Water Supply by installing a temporary Water Treatment Plant at the Ballinagard Springs pending progress to construction of the Design Build and Operate Water Treatment Plan for four Roscommon Regional Water Supply schemes, the Minister said.
“The Roscommon Central Regional Water Supply Scheme – Water Treatment Plant (Ballinagard Springs) is included as a contract to start in my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013 and is part of the Bundle of the Four Roscommon Regional Water Supply Scheme with a total cost of over €15 million. This scheme will provide a permanent solution to the cryptosporidiosis problems in the area when the new Water Treatment Plant is constructed at Ballinagard Springs. Tenders for these four Regional Water Supply schemes are due to be submitted to Roscommon County Council in early July this year and when received in my Department will be dealt with as quickly as possible” the Minister added.
“This proposal will ensure that consumers in the areas served by the Roscommon Central Regional Water Supply Scheme will have a high quality water supply that is compliant with drinking water standards and which will have the capacity to meet current and future needs” the Minister concluded.
The Minister has urged Roscommon County Council to put this temporary Treatment Plant in place as quickly as possible.