PODCAST: Positive community response to solar powered water treatment plant in Co. Roscommon

A Group Water Scheme in Co. Roscommon has become the first in Ireland to use solar energy to directly power its water treatment plant.

Polecat Springs, in collaboration with Clár ICH, Eco Smart and Veolia, has installed a photovoltaic system which will directly help the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, and will also enable the local community to benefit from water treatment cost savings.

Head of Engineering Cormac Nevin spoke to Mary McFadden about the project: