8th February 2008
Glencrutchery Water Treatment Works - the end of an era
The Isle of Man Water Authority recently commenced the planned de-commissioning of the Glencrutchery works on Greenfield Road, Douglas. This works, opened in 1934, has truly stood the test of time and served the growing population of Douglas and beyond for 75 years.
The works has produced in excess of 20 megalitres per day using a single stage of treatment through pressure filters. It was necessary to replace the works with the new Douglas Water Treatment Works in order to reliably meet the stringent water quality parameters which are now expected by customers and also to meet the Island’s growing needs for water in the coming years.
John Smith, Chief Executive of the Water Authority,
“It is the end of an era for the Glencrutchery works but we should never underestimate the importance of these works to the people of the Island and the vision of the engineer who designed and constructed the works, Mr Tom Greenfield, to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude.”
The new Douglas Water Treatment Works, situated just around the corner from the old works, is in its commissioning and testing period with a planned take over from the contractors on target for the end of February 2008.
Pictured: John Smith, Chief Executive of the Isle of Man Water Authority, Mike Thomas and John Crebbin, Filter Plant Attendants with the Chairman of the Board, David Cannan.