€3.8m Moun­tain Stage wa­ter works set to start

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - VISAGE BEAUTY SALON - By TADHG EVANS

IR­ISH Wa­ter said that Ve­o­lia is to be­gin works on a new €3.8mil­lion wa­ter-treat­ment plant for the Moun­tain Stage Wa­ter Sup­ply scheme this month, and the pro­ject is set to be com­plete in a year.

In in­for­ma­tion out­lined at a South and West Kerry Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­trict meet­ing in Ken­mare re­cently, Ir­ish Wa­ter ex­plained ar­chae­o­log­i­cal and site-clear­ance works for the pro­ject are un­der­way.

A €500,000 up­grade to the treat­ment process at Kil­gar­van Wa­ter Treat­ment Plant is due to fin­ish late this year, while up­grade works at Lauragh will be car­ried out later in the year.

On waste­water projects in the mu­nic­i­pal dis­trict, a flow/load­ing sur­vey fin­ished in Ken­mare in Au­gust, and a plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for the €10m pro­ject will be lodged later this year.

The con­struc­tion of this is planned for 2021.

A €1.3m con­struc­tion pro­ject in Castle­maine is planned for next year, while an ap­pli­ca­tion for fund­ing of €400,000 for im­prove­ment works in Kil­gar­van went into Ir­ish Wa­ter re­cently.

It was also ex­plained that mi­nor works of a com­bined value of over €1.2mil­lion have been car­ried out on the Mid-Kerry Wa­ter Sup­ply Scheme, Dún Chaoin, Castle­cove, Ca­her­daniel, and Castle­maine. The Castle­maine pro­ject was the largest of these, with three kilo­me­tres of wa­ter mains re­placed at a cost of al­most €470,000.

Re­quest have also gone in for two jobs re­plac­ing al­most 10 kilo­me­tres of mains in the Mid Kerry Wa­ter Sup­ply Scheme, with the projects’ com­bined value at more than €2mil­lion.

Works are un­der­way on eight un­com­pleted projects which are val­ued at al­most €1mil­lion com­bined.

The largest of these projects cov­ers the pro­vi­sion of a reservoir, 1.8 kilo­me­tres of ris­ing main and 650 me­tres of dis­tri­bu­tion mains at Knight­stown.

Ir­ish Wa­ter con­firmed that the pipes for this pro­ject have been laid and that the plan­ning process for the reservoir is com­plete.

This went to ten­der last month, the na­tional wa­ter util­ity ex­plained.

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