Wexford Disinfection Programme
Water Quality Project
Irish Water is upgrading Water Treatment Plants across Wexford as part of the National Disinfection Programme.
About this project
The protection of public health and continued delivery of safe, clean drinking water is the top priority for Irish Water. Disinfection is the most important part of the water treatment process.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, has completed a detailed assessment of the water treatment plants in Wexford as part of the National Disinfection Programme. The programme will ensure the continued delivery of safe drinking waters to these areas, while also maintaining the security of supply.
This programme has resulted in upgrades and standardisation of disinfection systems at 25 water treatment plants, pumping stations and reservoirs across the county. AECOM / Murphy Process Engineering Ltd. is delivering this programme on behalf of Irish Water, with works on-going. To date, upgrades have been completed in Ballindaggin, Boolavogue, Bree, Carrickduff, Castledockrell, Clonroche, Coolgreaney, Davidstown, Vinegar Hill, Killagooley, Edermine, Ballygarron, Kiltealy Ballycrystal, Ballinellard, Newtown, Woodview Drive Adamstown, Monagear-Moin Rua, Camolin, Chestnut Grove, Raheen, Terrarath, Tinryland, Creagh WTP, Glynn WTP and Carrickbyrne WTP
What was involved?
The programme involved undertaking an assessment of the condition and performance of all the plants, to determine if upgrades to the disinfection systems were required. Upgrade works at the plants included:
- Upgrades to the chemical storage and chemical dosing Infrastructure.
- Construction or upgrades to the chlorine contact time provision systems.
- Installation of Ultra Violet (UV) disinfection system where required.
- Upgrades to the monitoring instrumentation systems.
- Upgrades of control, telemetry and automation processes.
- Improve the security of drinking water quality for residents and businesses in Co. Wexford.
- Improve disinfection systems and standards.
- Future proofing the security of supplies.
- Provide improved control of the systems.
- Ensure continued compliance with Drinking Water Quality Regulations.
Irish Water’s National Disinfection Programme
Irish Water is investing over €65 million as part of this National Programme across the country. This programme involves the upgrade and standardisation of disinfection systems currently installed in 864 public drinking water treatment plants, reservoirs and pumping stations.
The programme involves an assessment of all of the plants across the country to identify any necessary improvements. To date, we have assessed 811 sites and completed upgrade works to over 257 sites.