Delight as Roscommon water supplies rise in EPA’s standing

A spokesperson for Irish Water says they’re very happy to see the North East Roscommon and Ballinlough water supplies taken off the EPA’s Remedial Action List this week.

Both schemes have been taken off the list as a result of extensive investment and upgrading by Irish Water working in partnership with Roscommon and Mayo county councils.

A ‘boil water’ notice was lifted on the North East scheme in late 2016 and on the Ballinlough scheme just before Christmas.

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The Grangemore and North Roscommon water supplies, which cater for a total of up to 10,000 homes and businesses, are still on the EPA remedial action list.

It’s hoped work to improve water quality on these schemes will be finished before the end of the year.

Anthony Skeffington, the regional lead engineer with Irish Water, says water quality and safety has to be the main priority, but they’re well aware of the huge inconvenience this has caused for local residents.