New national laboratory in Limerick to be centre of excellence for water testing

Uisce Éireann has announced a new €60m National Laboratory in Limerick City. The new 3,800 square metre facility will improve water quality data and regulatory compliance. It will have the capacity to analyse 1.2 million water and wastewater tests annually with operations expected to commence in 2025. The laboratory will also lead to the recruitment of 90 scientific and technical experts, with education and research links to third-level institutions.

“The location of this National Laboratory in Limerick City will enable Uisce Éireann to contribute to balancing economic growth across Ireland while creating high-quality technical career opportunities outside of Dublin,” stated Minister for State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage Kieran O’Donnell TD. 

Cáit Gleeson, Scientific Services Manager at Uisce Éireann, added, “This facility will house state-of-the-art equipment for microbiological and chemical analysis which will be accredited to international quality standards, with a focus on swift customer service, energy efficiency and staff welfare.”