Work is underway on a €9 million euro major upgrade of the Lough Mask Water Treatment Plant, to increase its capacity and in turn facilitate development across counties Mayo, Roscommon and Galway.
The treatment plant, serving the Lough Mask Regional Water Supply Scheme, is the biggest in the region, treating water for towns and villages in Mayo, as well as in North West Roscommon and North Galway.
Irish Water is working in partnership with Mayo County Council to invest €9 million in upgrading both the treatment processes and the capacity at the Lough Mask water treatment plant, ensuring a safe and reliable supply for the region.
Preliminary works are now underway, with the main plant upgrade due to start in the second half of next year, and will take 18-20 months to complete.
Irish Water says it's not expected these works will have any impact on existing water supplies.