St Mark’s High School visits NI Water’s Fofanny Water Treatment Works

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Students from St Mark’s High School, Warrenpoint are pictured at the recent NI Water open day at Fofanny Water Treatment Works. Local groups, organisations and stakeholders also joined the event later that afternoon to learn more about the journey water takes from source to tap.

Staff from all areas of NI Water’s business - scientists, environmentalists, and water process supply technicians - were on hand to showcase the behind-the-scenes workings and processes that go into cleaning water and keeping it safe in an ever changing environment.

The events were part of NI Water’s new Quality Water campaign that highlights the significant, often unseen role our scientists and water quality experts play in ensuring the water NI Water provides meets strict quality standards all year round.

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Gary Presho, Water Supply Area Manager East said “We were delighted to be able to facilitate live demonstrations and tours hosted by our expert scientists, who test and check our water on a daily basis. The hands-on event was also an opportunity for the public to understand how their water is treated and safely tested before it is supplied to their taps at home, while getting involved in some key experiments with our scientific team.”

Students from St Mark's High School, Warrenpoint pictured at NI Water's Fofanny WTW Open Day EventStudents from St Mark's High School, Warrenpoint pictured at NI Water's Fofanny WTW Open Day Event
Students from St Mark's High School, Warrenpoint pictured at NI Water's Fofanny WTW Open Day Event

Frank from St Mark’s High School said: “The event was good because it helped me understand where water comes from before it reaches my tap.”

Ella from St Mark’s High School said: “Today was helpful because it helped me understand all the filters water has to go through to make it safe to drink.”

Chris Hazzard MP said: “Water is a very precious commodity. To see how it comes in to Fofanny Water Treatment Works and how it’s treated and then sent back out to us to be able to use it safely in our homes, it was fantastic.”

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Harry Harvey MLA said: “It’s absolutely amazing what they can do here at Fofanny Water Treatment Works. Every time I turn on the tap now and get a drink of water I will be thinking more about the water treatment process.”

NI Water's Gary Presho with Chris Hazzard, Harry Harvey, Tara Cunningham and Declan McAteerNI Water's Gary Presho with Chris Hazzard, Harry Harvey, Tara Cunningham and Declan McAteer
NI Water's Gary Presho with Chris Hazzard, Harry Harvey, Tara Cunningham and Declan McAteer

Cllr Declan McAteer said: “I found the whole process exceptionally interesting and I certainly enjoyed every minute of the visit.”

NI Water is grateful to McAdam Design for sponsoring a bus for some schools to attend the recent Water Treatment Works open day events.

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