Lough Gill water supply in Sligo now off EPA blacklist

One of the biggest water supply schemes in Sligo is no longer on an EPA blacklist.

The Lough Gill Regional Water Supply — the main supplier to the Sligo town area — has been removed from what’s known as its Remedial Action List.
The EPA’s Remedial Action List is a register of public water supplies with the most serious risks and deficiencies.

The EPA requires Irish Water to take action to ensure the safety and security of the supplies from schemes on that list.

Now, following €3m investment, the Lough Gill scheme has been removed from the list.

It follows the decommissioning of the existing Cairns Hill treatment plant in Sligo, which served 11,000 people.

They are now served by the upgraded nearby Foxes Den treatment plant.

Sean Corrigan, of Irish Water, says it means people in and around Sligo town can now have full confidence in their water supply.

And he says the intention is to have fewer small unsuitable treatment plants.