Major upgrade of Kilkenny City water treatment system receives planning

Sean Keane

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Sean Keane

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sean.keane@kilkennypeople.ie

Troyswood to be upgraded

A multi-million Euro upgrade to the Kilkenny city drinking water system has received planning permission.
The main work will be on the upgrade and extension of the existing Troyswood treatment plant on the Freshford road.
It will include a new raw water intake from the River Nore upstream of Troyswood Weir and an adjacent new raw water pumping station, new chemical storage and treated water pumps building, new residuals treatment building and new treated water storage tank at Troyswood.
It will include a new on-site waste water treatment system, landscaping and decommissioning of the existing raw water intake.
Permission was also received for the construction of a new treated water rising main (pipe) of 2.8 kilometres between the Troyswood plant and the other plant servicing the city drinking water supply at Radestown WTP, across fields and under the River Nore. A Natura Impact Statement will be submitted to the council as part of the planning.