Ballyconnell Water Supply Scheme


Client: Cavan County Council
Location: Cavan, Ireland
Value: €6 Million
Scope: Stage (i) to (v) including PSDP



Ballyconnell is located in the north west of County Cavan, some 12 km west of Belturbet on the N87 near the Fermanagh border. This public water supply scheme was first constructed in 1959 and refurbished in the early 1980s. It consisted of an artesian spring adjacent to Lough Cuillaghan to the east of the town. A production well was constructed in 2001 at Mucklagh, north of the town, to augment the existing water supply. Both water sources receive disinfection prior to supply into the network. The scope of the current project involves the decommissioning of the existing water treatment process, replacement of the current water sources with duty and standby production borehole wells, provision of new water treatment plant, construction of two new reservoirs and decommission/removal of the existing reservoirs and treatment plant.

J. B. Barry and Partners Limited were appointed by Cavan County Council to address the extension and upgrading of the existing water treatment plant at Lough Cuillaghan to improve the quality of the water in accordance with STATUTORY INSTRUMENT No. 278 of 2007 - “EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (DRINKING WATER) (No. 2) REGULATIONS, 2007” and to ensure that the ongoing production of a sufficient quantity of treated water is sustainable over a further 25 year design life.