5 April 2019 Go back to News
Students learn about world of water at tour of Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant
Tour of largest water treatment plant in Ireland to mark an upgrade at the facility
Students from Collinstown Park Community College joined Irish Water and Dublin City Council at Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant for a tour of the largest water treatment plant in Ireland to mark a €15.3 million upgrade at the facility.
Students learned about the complex water treatment process
The students learned about the complex water treatment process, the importance of water conservation and how to effectively manage this vital resource in our homes, businesses and schools.
“Ballymore Eustace Water Treatment Plant, the biggest in Ireland, supplies drinking water to over 1,000,000 people across Dublin City, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, South Dublin County and Kildare. We’re delighted to have students from Collinstown Park Community College here to mark a €15.3 million upgrade to the plant. We hope that they gain an interest in engineering, and an understanding of the size and scale of the challenge in providing clean, safe, reliable drinking water to the region from their visit today."
“The plant recently benefitted from significant upgrades to the sludge treatment process, which increases the treatment capacity up to 318,000 cubic metres of drinking water per day. The project employed a combination of centrifuge and thermal drying of the WTP’s sludge which has been successful in achieving an 87% reduction in the volume of sludge that required disposal to landfill. This also equates to a 169,000 km reduction in truck movements per year between the WTP and disposal route. Veolia Water Ireland Ltd. and Clonmel Enterprises Ltd. completed the Works on Irish Water’s behalf, under the supervision of RPS Group."
“This upgrade project is one of many Irish Water are undertaking to safeguard our water for our future. For the students who visited the site today, they will have gained a real insight into the complexity of the water treatment process.”