€14m drinking water project completed in Galway City


Uisce Eireann has completed work on a €14 million upgrade to Galway City’s drinking water infrastructure.

Uisce Éireann has successfully relocated the raw water intake infrastructure on the River Corrib. This will ensure that homes and businesses in the City of the Tribes have ample water supply for years to come.

This €14 million investment, clearly visible as one passes over the Quincentennial Bridge, is guaranteeing a reliable and safe drinking water supply, significantly reducing the risk of disruptions to Galway City and surrounding areas in the county.

John McElwaine, Uisce Éireann’s Programme Manager, is proud of the team’s works and outlined the benefits it will bring to homes and businesses across Galway.

“The newly delivered intake and watermain transfer project will mean that, even during low water levels in the River Corrib, a more secure water supply can be provided from Terryland Water Treatment Plant to Galway City and surrounding areas.

“We at Uisce Éireann are very proud to have delivered this important project, just south of the Quincentennial Bridge, for the people of Galway. The project will secure water supply to the city benefitting current and future generations.”

The project, carried out by Coffey Construction Limited on behalf of Uisce Éireann, will ensure that water supply can be maintained to the city during prolonged dry periods.

Meanwhile, screening, provided as part of the new intake infrastructure, will improve and protect the raw water quality entering the plant and prevent the fish population of the River Corrib from entering the plant.