The North East Roscommon Water Treatment Plant was officially opened this morning.

The investment from Irish Water and Roscommon County Council in this project totals €9.5m. It follows a long-term boil water notice on the supply, which affected over 7,600 people and businesses.

The new water treatment plant will service Elphin, Strokestown, Rooskey, Kilmore, Scramogue, Tarmonbarry and Ballyleague.

The project also included a temporary water treatment plant, while the new structure was being constructed.

The completed project provides comprehensive treatment facilities including a cryptosporidium barrier and has led to the removal of the scheme from the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) Remedial Action List (RAL), a list which highlights at risk schemes.

The opening was performed this morning by Roscommon Fine Gael Senator Maura Hopkins and Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council Cllr Ivan Connaughton.

Senator Hopkins told Midwest News that it is a good day for all the areas served by this plant.

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