Irish Water, working in partnership with Dublin City Council, today announced it has signed a €8 million contract to upgrade the Drinking Water Sludge Treatment Facility at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant.

Ballymore Eustace is the largest water treatment plant in Ireland, supplying approximately one million customers in Dublin City, South County Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, parts of Wicklow and Kildare. The contract has been signed with Veolia and work is expected to commence in September 2016 and take 15 months to complete.

This contract completes an overall €15 million investment that Irish Water is carrying out at the plant to upgrade the Sludge Treatment Infrastructure at the Water Treatment Plant. This investment improves the resilience of Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant which is critical for the water supply to the Greater Dublin Region.

Commenting on the investment for Irish Water, William McKnight, Water Treatment Programmes Specialist said “This investment in the Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment plant, will enable Irish Water to continue to provide a reliable, secure and sustainable water supply for all our customers in the region which includes residents and commercial customers such as major industrial and institutional companies”.

Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow

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