Junior Open House

Clareville Water Treatment Plant (School Tours)

Details:

Friday October 18th
Booked School Tour

Building:

Clareville Water Treatment Plant, Castleconnell

Description:

Civic Visionaries: How visionary architecture addresses environmental, social and economic sustainability and how it can optimise the health and wellbeing of its occupants.

The Clareville Water Treatment Plant is based to the East of Limerick City and supplies up to 130,000 of the local inhabitants of Counties Limerick and Clare. The site is located close to the River Shannon and has been situated there since the 1890s to avail of the plentiful and easy to access raw water supply. There have been many engineering upgrades and redesigns over the years to improve the output capacity of the plant, increase its efficiency to meet the needs of the growing population and ensure the water produced is of the highest possible standard. 

The plant currently produces between 45 to 50 MLD (over 10 million gallons per day) of clean drinking water, which is comfortably below its supply potential of 87 MLD. The majority of this output is pumped directly to Limerick City where it fills the Newcastle Reservoir in Castletroy which keeps the city with a constant supply of potable water. The rest of the output is pumped locally to Castleconnell and South-East Clare. There is roughly 1.5 days storage of treated water within the Newcastle Reservoir, for this reason, there are generally multiple duty and standby plant equipment at the Clareville plant to ensure there is a continual supply for the local area.

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