Water supply scheme report approved

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has today approved the Preliminary Report for the Kilkenny Regional Water Supply Scheme.

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has today approved the Preliminary Report for the Kilkenny Regional Water Supply Scheme.

The Minister welcomed the milestone the advancing the project towards completion. Approval for the scheme, which consists of five contracts with a value of over €2.4 million, will allow the major works to progress to the next level.

He said that works at Radestown Reservoir are now operational, and he looked forward to the next contract which is the works at Outrath Reservoir being progressed.

“My approval of this Preliminary Report reflects one of the key objectives of the Water Services Investment Programme, which is continuing investment in our water schemes to ensure that capacity, treatment and discharge processed meet or exceed the highest national and international standards,” said Minister Hogan.

“This scheme is one of almost 30 schemes and contracts at various stages from planning to construction in County Kilkenny under my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2013. The combined expenditure, approved budget and proposed funding under this programme represent an overall investment of more than €60.3 million in water, wastewater and water conservation schemes in the County under the current programme.”