AN Ennis project delivered by Irish Water in partnership with Clare County Council has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Water Industry Awards, which celebrate excellence across the water sector in Ireland and Britain.
The optimisation work and improvements to the treatment process undertaken at Ennis North Wastewater Treatment Plant made the final shortlist in the ‘Asset Optimisation Initiative of the Year’ category. Teams from Irish Water and Clare County Council worked closely together to deliver this project which resulted in significant improvements in the performance and sustainability of the plant, serving a population of 25,000.
As a result of this work, the energy consumed at the plant was reduced by 53%, or the equivalent of 789,000 kiloWatt hours per annum. Noise issues at the plant were also addressed, while its overall capacity was increased.
The Ennis project is one of six Irish Water projects to be shortlisted for an award.
Niall Gleeson, Managing Director of Irish Water, said, “This achievement reflects the outstanding commitment and effort that Irish Water, our people, our contractors and partners in the Local Authorities put in every day to deliver a safe and secure water supply, protect our environment and support economic development.”
The Water Industry Awards, now in their fifteenth year, recognise excellence in innovation, best practice and customer service across UK and Irish water companies and their supply chains. This year’s virtual awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 27.