Cork County Council Invests €3.5 Million in Water Monitoring System

Cork County Council has signed a €3.5million design and build contract with Cully Automation, Leixlip for the establishment of a Central Water Operation Control and Monitoring System. The contract is part of the council’s ongoing water conservation programme and will enable closer monitoring of the county’s watermain schemes through the installation of approximately 300 bulk flow meters in various schemes all over the county.

This will allow the schemes to be monitored on a district metered area basis, (DMA), and will further facilitate the identification of problem areas for remedial works.

The contract also includes the installation of new telemetry systems and the establishment of a Central Water Operation Control and Monitoring System which will collate all data from the meters and will facilitate identification of problems and leaks within the system together with providing a centralised information gathering system.

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Photographed at the contract signing (seated from left): Noel O’Keeffe, county engineer; Brendan Cully, managing director of Cully Automation; Cllr. John O’Sullivan, deputy mayor of County Cork; Martin Riordan, county manager. Standing from left: Kevin Power, managing director of RPS Consultants; Pat Kelleher, regional manager Munster, Cully Automation; Claire Foley, CCC Water Services Investment Programme; Mary Cully, director of Cully Automation; Stephen Blennerhasset , project engineer, RPS; and Seamus O’ Sullivan, senior executive engineer, WSIP project office.

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