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Uisce Éireann ensures a water-tight future for Tuam with €5m investment

10 May 2024

Uisce Éireann is proud to announce that works have commenced on the €5m upgrade of Luimnaigh Water Treatment Plant in Tuam. 

Uisce Éireann has prioritised this €5m investment in the current Public Water Scheme (PWS) which serves a population equivalent of 48,000. It will significantly enhance drinking water quality, improve resilience to the water supply, while ensuring compliance with EU Drinking Water Regulations. 

In Tuam efforts are underway by Uisce Éireann to improve the treatment procedures at the Luimnaigh Water Treatment Plant, including the clarification process, which will ensure a dependable and safe water supply for the area. The initial phase of the project focuses on upgrading the clarification process, a crucial step forward in ensuring the safety of the water supply. Once completed, the upgraded plant will not only enhance drinking water quality, but also boost efficiency, leading to energy savings and reduced operating costs. The upgrade works will also ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

Highlighting the benefits of the project, Martin Temple, Programme Manager with Uisce Éireann outlined: “This significant investment underscores Uisce Éireann’s commitment to providing high quality water services across the country. The ongoing improvements at the Luimnaigh Water Treatment Plant in Tuam are not only aimed at tackling current challenges, but also stand as a cornerstone for ensuring resilience in our water supply. These necessary upgrade works will be contained on site so there will be minimum disruption to residents and businesses across the area. We would like to thank the local community for their support and co-operation as we carry out this vital work.

With works now underway, the project is due for completion by Spring 2025. Veolia Water Ireland has been appointed to deliver the upgrade works 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.