Long-awaited works have commenced to upgrade the Illies Water Treatment Plant.
Uisce Éireann is to invest €8 million in the Treatment Plant.
Once operational the upgraded Illies water treatment plant will improve drinking water quality, increase capacity, while ensuring compliance with the current Drinking Water Regulations.
The project will also support the long-term sustainable growth and development in North Donegal.
The upgrade works will modernise the current water treatment processes at the plant including disinfection systems, sludge handling and treatment systems, monitoring and instrumentation systems and the construction of new kiosks.
Uisce Éireann’s Infrastructure Delivery Programme Manager, Martin Temple says Illies Water Treatment Plant is a crucial piece of infrastructure and the investment reflects the utility’s commitment to the delivery of critical infrastructure.
Councillor Terry Crossan, Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District has welcomed the works: