Up to €1 million is to be spent on a new water reservoir and network upgrades for the Outrath area, as part of improvement works to the Kilkenny Regional Water Supply Scheme.
The main elements of the project are the construction of a new 275m3 reservoir adjacent to the existing reservoir in the townland of Outrath, chlorine dosing facilities at the reservoir site and the installation of booster pumps and extension of the water network on the existing reservoir supply line in the townland of Springhill.
The project, which is set to benefit over 2,000 people across Kilkenny, will provide a minimum of 24 hours storage for the area served from Outrath reservoir. It will improve network pressures on the Waterford Road and Bennettsbridge Road in Kilkenny and improve disinfection facilities in the townlands of Wallslough, Furzehouse and Kilferagh.
“Irish Water is committed to providing a high quality and secure water supply for the people of Kilkenny,” said Aisling Buckley, Regional Information Specialist for Irish Water.
“The construction of a new reservoir at Outrath, County Kilkenny as well as the upgrade of water mains and connection services will result in benefits for residents and businesses in the area. This project is one element of the ongoing improvement works to water infrastructure in County Kilkenny. Residents and businesses in the affected areas will be notified ahead of the works commencing and provided with contact details should they have any questions.”
Work on the project started in early August and Irish Water anticipates the reservoir will be fully completed by early next year.