RPS is at the forefront of potable water engineering as part of infrastructure development in Ireland. Our service centres on a full 'source to tap' approach from strategic planning to end user delivery.
We bring our expertise to clients in strategic planning and risk management, focusing particularly on feasible and sustainable strategies in developing water plans.
RPS has undertaken strategic development plans for populations from 1,000 to over 2 million, in projects from 5 Ml/d to 600 Ml/d. This has included major urban centres in Ireland, catering for expanding domestic and industrial demands. We provide planning, engineering and environmental assessment for source selection, abstraction, treatment, distribution networks, storage, water conservation, demand management and rehabilitation of underground and above ground assets.
RPS has developed a special expertise in public health and sustainability aspects of water resources, making us a leader in process technology developments, for example in cryptosporidium, THM and taste/odour removal. We have initiated and implemented guidance and strategies for sustainable sludge treatment and management, SCADA and telemetry control development, energy conservation, HAZCON / HAZOP and regulatory safety implementation.
We employ recognised experts in the various areas of potable water service from strategic planners to risk managers, modellers, hydrologists, process designers, civil, hydraulic and mechanical / electrical engineers. We combine these with asset management planners and network development experts, enabling us to develop comprehensive asset management based plans, focused on performance of existing assets and their upgrading for future needs. We have developed national guidance documentation for Strategic Water Plans and for water sector PPP projects and piloted PPP procurement for potable water. RPS has also pioneered developments in water conservation, network modelling and rehabilitation of older networks to achieve lower leakage targets, improve service standards and control of operation.