Maintenance works carried out at 10 Wicklow reservoirs
IRISH Water in partnership with contractor EPS and Wicklow County Council, recently carried out a programme of maintenance work on ten reservoirs across County Wicklow benefiting 5,000 people.
A national programme is under way across Ireland to inspect the condition of reservoirs and carry out any maintenance that may be required.
The project in Wicklow was part of a nationwide programme of investment.
It was outlined by Irish Water that such maintenance to the county’s reservoirs is essential to protect public health and the inspections enable the utility to carry out any works which may be required.
According to Irish Water, the reservoir maintenance programme has safeguarded the quality of the drinking water for people served by the Coolboy/ Coolafancy, Hollywood, Kiltegan, Knockananna, Knockanarrigan, Rathdangan, Stratford, Valleymount/Ballyknockan, Barndarrig and Thomastown reservoirs and increased the security of the water supply for the people in the communities serve by these reservoirs.
To facilitate the maintenance work, the reservoirs were emptied and alternative water supplies were put in place through the provision of water tankers.
The works at each reservoir took between two to five days to complete. Once the reservoirs were drained down an inspection was carried out to determine if any upgrade work was required. All the reservoirs were cleaned during the programme.
Ger Brady Regional Engineer at Irish Water said: ‘Irish Water is committed to providing a high quality and secure water supply for the people of Wicklow. It is important for us to inspect all our assets and carry out essential maintenance work.
‘We wish to thank customers for their cooperation and patience while this project was carried out. This programme is an important part of our ongoing investment in the water infrastructure in County Wicklow,’ said Mr Brady.