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Sod will be turned next week on 10 million euro extension of Lough Mask water scheme to Ballinlough and Williamstown

The sod will be turned next Monday on the 10 million euro extension of the Lough Mask water scheme in Mayo to the villages of Ballinlough, Co Roscommon and Williamstown in Co Galway.

Consumers in the Ballinlough area have been on a boil water notice since January 2016, while consumers in Williamstown were on a boil water notice for 18 months from October 2014, following the discovery of cryptosporidium.

Both the Ballinlough and Williamstown water supplies are on the EPA’s Remedial Action List.

Irish Water says the extension of the Lough Mask water supply to these two areas will ensure a clean and secure supply of water for the 5,000 consumers involved, and will involve a 10 million euro investment.

The sod-turning event, to mark the start of construction on the extension of the Lough Mask scheme to Ballinlough and Williamstown, will take place in Ballyhaunis next Monday morning.

The works are being carried out by Irish Water, in partnership with Galway, Mayo and Roscommon County Councils.

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