€10 million upgrade completed to Birr Water Supply Scheme

16 May 2023

Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Offaly County Council, announces the successful completion of the Birr Water Supply Scheme upgrade. This €10 million investment has secured the water supply for over 5,000 residents and businesses in Birr and its surrounding areas. The project included the construction of a new 3,600 m3 /day water treatment plant, the upgrade of the intake works and pumphouse, as well as the construction of a new 2,000m3 treated water storage reservoir.

Denise Treacy, Programme Manager, Uisce Éireann, commented on the project saying, "We are delighted to have completed this project, ensuring a safe and reliable supply of drinking water for over 5,000 people in Birr Co Offaly. This investment in our infrastructure is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality services to our customers while helping to reduce disruptions to supply."

The delivery of this project will not only help increase the security and resilience of the drinking water supply, but it will also support existing and future residential and commercial development.

Murphy Process Engineering Limited successfully delivered this project on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit the Uisce Éireann website.