TOBIN Consulting Engineers’ Civil I Design Build I Water (CDBW) Division has significant experience in the water sector where our expertise spans the following areas:
- Modelling/assessment of existing water supply networks
- Design of water network improvements (rehabilitation, storage, pumping)
- Leakage detection (which can sometimes be pinpointed during calibration process)
- Simulation of chemical decay in distribution network (e.g. residual chlorine)
Featured Project Examples
Leixlip Water Treatment Plant
TOBIN Consulting Engineers was appointed as Client’s Representative for the Stage 5 expansion of the Leixlip Water Treatment Plant.
The expansion, with a capital cost of approximately €30 million, included the construction of a state of the art “stand-alone” facility, on a site adjacent to the existing treatment infrastructure with a capacity of 80Ml/d plant which, when combined with the existing facilities (175Mld), brought the total potential peak capacity of the entire plant to 225Ml/d.
National Review of Rural Water Services Sector
Following a 2017 paper by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services, a Rural Water Working Group was established to conduct a review of the wider investment needs of the rural water services sector.
In 2021 TOBIN Consulting Engineers were appointed by the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to conduct a National Review of Rural Water Services, and to report back to the Rural Water Working Group.
As part of Uisce Éireann’s National Leakage Reduction Programme, TOBIN in the role of contractor’s designer, have carried out watermain rehabilitation designs for more than 1,000km of pipeline since 2017. In our designs, we have incorporated where possible, materials such as HDPE pipelines and techniques such as Horizontal Directional Drilling and Pipe Bursting to provide a sustainable product to the end user.