Keep up to date with all of our ongoing projects and developments in your local areas.
We at Callow Water strive to give our customers the best service possible and we like to keep you up to date on the goings on within our community.
Check below for all updates and developments.
Automatic Scour Valves – Completed
In 2018 we installed eight automatic scour valves in various locations throughout the scheme. These valves automatically flush out the lines during the night when the demand for water is low. This greatly improves water quality. It is our intention to install more of these automatic scours over the coming years.
Electrical Installations – Completed.
Earlier this year we acquired a site with an electricity installation in Sraheens, Balla near the Mass Centre. In late summer we installed and commissioned a new Booster Station which will ensure a regular supply of pressurised water to all the members in the area. Initially there were some concerns about the water pressure, but these have all been resolved.
Installation and movement of water pipes – Ongoing
We have been working in conjunction with engineers from the National Roads Office in Mayo County Council to plan and design the installation and movement of water pipes in the Sweetwell and Cloongallaun areas of the scheme, to facilitate the construction of the new bridge and the N26 road realignment. We are very grateful to our members in the area for their cooperation in assisting us with access to their land to carry out the works.
Installing safety rails on all our reservoirs – Completed 2020
We have installed new safety rails on all our reservoirs, and we have installed new covers to the openings to our reservoirs. These new covers are fully watertight and will prevent the egress of any undesirable elements into our reservoirs thus improving water quality.
Replacement of existing water mains – Ongoing
Callow Water has been approved for funding of various Network Upgrades under the Rural Water Program 2019 – 2021 as announced recently by The Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government. This will involve the replacement of existing water mains under a water conservation project. We hope to start these works in the summer of 2020 and have them completed by the end of 2021.
Improvements completed 2019
We have updated our telemetry on all our sites so that we can now see live information such as flow rates, free chlorine, pH levels, reservoir levels, pumps on or off, site power etc. We have added more detailed alarms so that we can take corrective action before our members realise that we have a problem.
Improvements completed 2020
We have installed back up power on three of our sites in Bohola. This uninterruptible power source allows us to monitor the sites telemetry when there is a power outage and it also allows us to keep dosing chlorine.
Telemetry upgrades to our booster stations completed 2020
We have installed telemetry upgrades to our booster stations which give us more detailed alarms. This also allows us to reset the boosters remotely when alarms are received. We can also remotely start line flushing at the booster stations with both pumps.
Telemetry systems completed 2020
We have upgraded the bulk meters on all these sites which have now been added to our telemetry systems.
Meelick area completed 2020
We installed additional valves and flushing valves in the Meelick area which will assist us in locating leaks and improving water quality for our members.
Upgrade at our Pumphouse in Toberlee completed 2020
We carried out a full upgrade at our Pumphouse in Toberlee. We removed all the old pipes and replaced them with new pipes. We replaced all the electronics, PLCs, and controllers. As part of our contingency plans, we installed two new variable speed drives which will enable us to remotely pump large volumes of water to Shanaghy or Derrycar quickly in case of an emergency, while still maintaining water pressure in other networks.
Purchased another four new automatic end of line flushing valves completed 2020
We purchased another four new automatic end of line flushing valves and these will be installed on the network in the coming months which will automatically improve water quality and assist in maintaining the correct chlorine and turbidity levels at the ends of those lines.
Set up a new text messaging system completed 2020
We have set up a new text messaging system which will enable us to economically contact members whose mobile phone numbers are available to us. These numbers are allocated to different routes on the scheme, so when we are carrying out emergency leak repairs, scheduled maintenance, line flushing, etc., we can notify our members in advance. We can also contact them when the work has been completed. We can also contact members about bill due dates, discount expiry dates, arrears etc.