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Riverstick duo aim to clean ‘grey water’

Sunday, 2nd June, 2019 10:00pm
Riverstick duo aim to clean ‘grey water’

Minister of State Jim Daly with Niall and Mary Mulcahy in Riverstick.

A FAMILY-run business in Riverstick has devised a completely new way to treat waste water which claims to save homeowners €5,000 over five years. 

Ireland Waste Water is the only company that has achieved European certification for their product, Circle 7, which is unique in the Irish market. 

They describe it as a a ‘genuinely innovative invention’ that will, in a more environmentally friendly way, purify waste water in homes, schools, factories and businesses throughout rural Ireland to a higher standard than what’s currently achievable. ‘Circle 7 provides a new system to treat waste water by taking household waste, percolating it using an advanced filtration system and bringing it to a near drinking water standard,’ the company says. 

Ireland Waste Water has recently purchased new land to expand the premises and are also recruiting 10 new employees. 

Niall Mulcahy co-founder of Ireland Waste Water, which he runs with his wife Mary, commented: ‘An ongoing problem with waste water from Irish households is the growing use of chemicals which is leading to an increase in the amount of ‘grey water’. Grey water is damaging septic tanks and wastewater systems as they currently stand in homes all over the country, with the primary risk being contamination of the water supply into a home, as well as of the surrounding land.

‘The added bonus of our system is that it will actually save homeowners money because there is no desludging required; no parts replacement, no media filter replacement and no pumps needed.’

Circle 7’s vision is to be part of every new domestic wastewater treatment plant in Ireland, and they will then look to the UK and US.