Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Welcome upgrades for Spiddal and Gort Water Treatment Plants

Irish Water has confirmed that Spiddal Water Treatment Plant and Gort Water Treatment Plant are to be upgraded as part of a €1.54 million investment.

The works, which are due to start in the coming weeks, will ensure that both facilities are able to continue to provide a safe, reliable and quality water supply for their respective communities.

Given the serious problem that cryptosporidium posed a decade ago and the fact that such problems are ever present, it is particularly welcome to see that the upgrade includes filtration and ultra-violet disinfection procedures.

The provision of secure and high quality water supplies is essential for households, businesses and communities and particularly so to enable and manage growth in a sustainable way. I look forward to the works starting shortly and finishing in the autumn.