Irish Water, the national water utility company, is continuing to invest in improving water and waste-water services in Galway. Irish Water invested €340 million nationally in 2014 and €363 million in 2015 and plans on investing €532 million on water and waste-water services this year.
The investment will tackle serious deficiencies in the water infrastructure and is funding several projects across Galway which will ensure high quality water supplies for over 30,000 people. The investment includes:
- The upgrading of the treatment plant at An Cheathru Rua including improvements to filtration and disinfection. These works will benefit over 4,700 people;
- The upgrading of the treatment plant at Leenane which will benefit 218 people;
- Improvement works, including the installation of cryptosporidium barriers, which are underway at An Cheathru Rua, Leenane, Kilkerrin/Moylough and Loughrea;
- Works to combat elevated THM levels (Trihalomethanes which are chemicals that form from the reaction of naturally occurring organic materials with chlorine, added to water for disinfection). These works are taking place at Cleggan/Claddaghduff and Ballyconneely among other locations.
Further information on the investment by Irish Water is available at https://www.water.ie/about-us/project-and-plans/our-projects/