Glengarriff Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Irish Water is progressing works to upgrade the water treatment plant in Glengarriff, Co. Cork to benefit over 350 customers supplied by the Glengarriff water supply scheme.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is progressing an upgrade of the Glengarriff Water Treatment Plant. This project will benefit over 350 customers, ensuring the delivery of a clean, safe drinking water.

The water treatment processes at the plant are inadequate in protecting against the formation of elevated concentrations of Trihalomethanes (THMs) and Cryptosporidium. This upgrade will modernise and improve the water treatment process at the plant. The works are being delivered by Glan Agua Limited on behalf of Irish Water.

In Progress

What is involved as part of this project?

As part of this project, Irish Water are installing the following infrastructure:

  • Inline pumping system
  • Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtration process
  • Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system
  • Monitoring instrumentation systems
  • Control, telemetry and automation processes

What are the benefits of this project?

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

  • Ensure the delivery of safe, clean drinking water to residents and businesses in the surrounding area
  • Improve water quality and water treatment standards
  • Ensure compliance with current drinking water quality regulations

Figure 1: Glengarriff Water Treatment Plant

Figure 2 & 3: Upgrade works are now complete at the Glengarriff Water Treatment Plant