Clare Disinfection Programme

National Disinfection Programme

The National Disinfection Programme ensures Clare will continue to have safe and secure drinking water. We have been working with Clare County Council to complete a detailed assessment of the water treatment plants in Clare.

About this project

Veolia Limited is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver the National Disinfection Project across the county. The Clare programme is now complete.

Disinfection systems at 15 plants have been upgraded and standardised. We have also finished operational upgrades to public water supplies and pumping stations.

These sites include: Ballymacraven, Gragan, Carroweragh, Scarriff, Kiladysert, Corofin, Mountshannon, Feakle, Carron, Flagmount, Kilkeedy, Castlelake, new Doolough, Blackweir and Turlough.

Location
Co. Clare
Status
Completed
Investment
€65m nationally

What was involved

​The programme involved assessing the condition and performance of all the sites. We then determined the disinfection systems needed to be upgraded.

Works at the plants included upgrades to the:

  • Chemical storage and dosing infrastructure
  • Chlorine contact time provision systems
  • Monitoring instrumentation systems
  • Control, telemetry and automation processes

Benefits

The upgrade works carried out as part of this project has:

  • Removed the Carron, Feakle, Kilkeedy, Mountshannon and Turlough water supplies from the EPA Remedial action list (RAL)
  • Improved the security of drinking water for residents and businesses
  • Improved disinfection systems and standards
  • Future-proofed the security of supplies
  • Provided improved control of the systems
  • Ensured continued compliance with Drinking Water Quality Regulations