Irish Water announces details of multi-million euro investment into Whitegate treatment facility

Irish Water has today announced that a site has been acquired for a new state-of-the-art water treatment facility that will serve the East Cork community of Whitegate.

Irish Water recently announced the  multi-million-euro investment that will put an end to the frequent boil water notices that the community has had to endure, due to various issues with the water supply in the area.

Water Operations Lead for Irish Water, Pat Britton said:

“We are delighted to be progressing with the long-term plans for Whitegate. To have this land agreement completed in such a short timeframe is an indication of how much of a priority this project is for Irish Water. Along with our colleagues in Cork County Council, we wish to thank everyone in Whitegate for their patience and co-operation. This has been a very frustrating time for the community as we have had to put Boil Water Notices in place to protect the health of the community.

Last week Irish Water’s Operations and Infrastructure Delivery teams invited Councillors and TDs in East Cork to a briefing on the status of the ongoing operations and maintenance works at the current plant, and an overview of future plans for the Whitegate Public Water Supply Scheme.


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