Contractors have been appointed for the upgrade works on the Lough Talt water scheme in south Sligo, and work on the €10 million project is set to start in September.

That's according to Sligo Fianna Fail TD Eamon Scanlon.

Over 12,000 consumers are currently on a boil water notice, which has been in place for most of the last year and a half - affecting the towns of Tubbercurry and Ballymote and a number of villages and townlands in south Sligo, as well as Cloontia, Doocastle and Quarryfield in Co Mayo.

A number of weeks ago, Sligo County Council granted planning permission to upgrade the water treatment plant at Lough Talt.

Irish Water has now confirmed to Deputy Scanlon that contractors have been appointed for the project....

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