80,000 people to benefit from a safer, more reliable water supply in Galway City

03 August 2022

Galway homes and businesses can look forward to a more reliable water supply as works to improve the Galway City Public Water Supply Scheme commences this week. 

Irish Water, working in partnership with Galway City Council, has commenced construction of a replacement water intake and associated transfer water main along the banks of the River Corrib, which will ensure a safer and more secure water supply for more than 80,000 customers in Galway City and surrounding areas.   

The completion of the intake and transfer water main will ensure that when water levels run low in the River Corrib, that water production at the Terryland Water Treatment Plant will be able to continue as normal. 

Outlining the benefits of these works John McElwaine, Regional Delivery Lead with Irish Water, explained: “Works to improve the reliability of water transfer from the River Corrib to the Terryland Water Treatment Plant is a top priority for Irish Water. The completion of this water intake will ensure the production of safe and secure water serving the population of Galway City and surrounding areas even during low river water levels." 

This work is part of a significant investment by Irish Water to upgrade the water infrastructure in Galway City and we would like to thank customers in advance for their cooperation and patience while we complete this essential job.”

The works will be delivered by Coffey Construction Limited on behalf of Irish Water and is expected to be completed in 2024. 

This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan where works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s business plan. 

Irish Water is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.