Benefits

  • Modernise and improve the performance of the wastewater treatment process at the plant
  • Improve the sustainability of the plant through the installation of energy efficient equipment, reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions
  • Ensure compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001
  • Provide for growth and development in Tuam and surrounding areas

What is involved?

  1. Installing a new sludge imports reception facility at the WWTP to remove the current practice of importing sludges at the Weir Rd. Pumping Station which is located near a residential area.
  2. Upgrading the current sludge treatment works which includes the replacement of the old sludge dewatering presses.
  3. Upgrades to the inlet works and screening system at the plant.
  4. Installing a new energy-efficient fine bubble diffusion aeration system to replace the old problematic surface aerators.
  5. Upgrading the controls, ferric dosing pipework and other ancillary works.
  6. Construction of a new internal site access road and exit from the plant.
  7. Installing a new mechanical screen at the Weir Rd Pumping Station to replace the existing manual-raked screen.
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