Irish Water, working alongside Roscommon County Council, is investing €2 million to complete essential upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant at Monksland.
Irish Water says that the works, once complete, will increase capacity and provide a platform for growth and development in Monksland and the surrounding areas.
“It will enable the wastewater treatment plant to handle increased storm-water overflows, protecting the receiving waters of the River Shannon and reducing the risk of non-compliance with the Wastewater Treatment Regulations”.
The works are being carried out by Glan Agua, and are due to be substantially completed in December. They will include the construction of preliminary treatment works including inlet works, screens, grit removal, improved controls, improvements to the sludge handling facilities.
The construction of a storm tank and overflow system will allow the wastewater treatment plant to handle increased flows in high rainfall events to ensure compliance with the Wastewater Treatment Regulations.
Eunan Canavan from Irish Water said: “The Monksland Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest and one of the most important in County Roscommon”.
Senator Terry Leyden has welcomed news of the upgrade.