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Portloman Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Uisce Éireann is upgrading the Portloman Water Treatment Plant in Mullingar to ensure a safe and secure water supply to local residents and businesses.

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Westmeath County Council, is progressing works as part of an upgrade to the Portloman Water Treatment Plant. The Portloman Water Treatment Plant is located at Lough Owel, northwest of Mullingar. It supplies Mullingar and surrounding areas with drinking water. This investment will ensure the delivery of a clean, safe drinking water source for Mullingar.

In progress

What is involved as part of this project?

The existing water treatment plant uses membrane ultrafiltration technology as the main treatment process. This treatment plant will be upgraded by providing the following:

  • Optimizing the plant with the provision of new pH correction facilities.
  • New orthophosphate dosing facilities.
  • Modifications and upgrades to chemical storage and the electrical installation.
  • The replacement of the membrane ultrafiltration units.

What are the benefits of this programme?

The works carried out as part of this project will:

  • Provide a safe and secure water supply to local residents and businesses across Mullingar and the surrounding areas.
  • Improve drinking water quality.
  • Reduce disruptions to supply.
  • Improvements to health and safety at the Water Treatment Plant.

Latest news:

Uisce Éireann has signed a contract with Murphy Process Engineering to deliver this project. It is planned that these works will commence in July 2022. We will endeavour to keep you updated as the project progresses.

Portloman water treatment plant

Figure 1: Aerial drone photos of the Portloman Water Treatment Plant

Portloman water treatment plant

Figure 2: Aerial drone photos of the Portloman Water Treatment Plant

Ultrafiltration membrane units in Portloman water treatment plant

Figure 3: Photo of the ultrafiltration membrane units which are being replaced

Recently completed works at the Portloman Water Treatment Plant:

Uisce Éireann have successfully completed the upgrade of Portloman Water treatment plant high lift pumps earlier this year. The works involved replacing four pumps in the existing water treatment plant which will significantly reduce energy consumption on the water treatment plant considerably over the coming years.

High lift pumps in a water treatment plant

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