Response Group, a leading water and wastewater treatment
company, has announced that it is to provide Limerick County
Council with remote text alert technology on lifebuoys in
the Limerick region.
Response Group is to contribute technical assistance for
the development and rollout of this pilot project as part
of an ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
The Water Safety initiative will involve the purchase and
installation of telematic technology to be fitted to lifebuoys
at six locations in Limerick county. The technology will work
to prevent lifebuoys in the region from being stolen or vandalised.
When a lifebuoy is moved from its location, the telematic
technology will send a text message to Limerick County Council
alerting them to what has happened and allowing them to resolve
Response Group has committed financial assistance towards
the development, installation and integration of the necessary
Speaking on behalf of Response Group, Geoff O’Sullivan Chief
Operating Officer, said - “We are delighted to be able to
assist Limerick County Council with this project and we are
looking forward to providing and maintaining the technology
and range of services necessary to make this project a success.
I’d also like to commend our technology partner - Mike Mc
Ennis from Celtrak
- for his work on this initiative.”
John Leech, Irish Water Safety CEO, said - “Lifebuoys are
crucial to preventing drownings in Irish waterways. Removal
of lifebuoys from their set locations endangers lives and
this new technology will greatly improve the ability of Limerick
County Council to ensure lifebuoys are in their correct locations
when they are needed.”
"The message we constantly try to get across to the public
is 'a stolen ringbuoy means a stolen life'” - stated
Kevin Sheehan, Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council. He
added - “The Council provides and maintains lifebuoys at more
than fifty locations. Some are respected properly - but, regrettably,
some others are frequently vandalised. Anyone who interferes
with a lifebelt is endangering a life and deserves punishment
by the rigours of the law for their recklessness.
"I hope this new technology will enable us to catch
these vandals in the act - in cooperation with the Gardaí
- and I hope it will serve as a warning to them to desist
from damaging our vital life-saving equipment.”
The Irish-owned Response Group provides water and environmental
services for both public and private clients throughout Ireland.
Response offers a wide range of turnkey solutions for the
water industry, based on its track record in the design, construction
and operation of treatment plants and operating facilities.
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