In 2016, Irish Water prepared a National Disinfection Strategy to address deficiencies in the disinfection of public water supplies.
The Strategy outlines the standard specifications for disinfection systems that should be in place in all sites, that is, at water treatment plants or other locations such as chlorine booster stations.
The Strategy was accompanied by a National Disinfection Programme.
The Programme is split over two phases:
• Phase 1 – Site Assessment: Irish Water assesses the condition and performance of the existing disinfection systems at sites across the country. This determines the improvements needed, such as chemical storage and dosing; UV disinfection systems; and monitoring and alarm systems to ensure that the site disinfection process meets the requirements.
• Phase 2 – Site Upgrade Works: Irish Water carries out the works identified in Phase 1
Irish Water are investing €65 million to upgrade and standardise disinfection systems. The programme involves over 864 water treatment plants, pumping stations, and reservoirs. They already upgraded over 257 sites
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