Environment Minister, Phil Hogan has approved the necessary funding to allow Kilkenny County Council award the Kilkenny Water Conservation Stage 3 Mains Rehabilitation Advanced Works Contract, valued at over €1.75 million.
The objective of this contract is to undertake water main rehabilitation work in Thomastown, Piltown and Kilmacow. The works include replacing of defective water mains. The Minister said the replacement of water mains which are no longer delivering the required level of service expected savings from these works will reduce the amount of unaccounted-for water in these localities.
“Thomastown, Piltown and Kilmacow are just three of the areas which are being targeted in the mains rehabilitation phase of the Water Conservation programme for County Kilkenny,” the Minister said. Overall the Council aim to have six contracts for mains rehabilitation works completed over the duration of the project. These works have a combined estimated cost of over €15 million.
‘Water Conservation is an integral part of the overall Water Services Investment Programme as such works protect capital investment in water supply networks and reduce operational cost,” Minister Hogan added. These works are part of the current planned investment of over €60 million allocated for Kilkenny under the rolling Water Services Investment Programme.