Kilkenny water and sewage schemes are set to benefit to the tune of over €90 million in grants from the Department of the Environment. Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan has revealed that capital works on six schemes costing €22.8 million have been completed by Kilkenny Co Council over the last two years, while another three schemes costing €0.65 million are under construction. The Minister has also allocated a further €68 millin for schemes in the county which will be completed over the next three years.
Minister Hogan has revealed that funding by his Department has enabled the completion of works at the following schemes: South Kilkenny Water Supply Phase 1A as well as waste water treatment plants at Kilmacow, Thomastown, Gowran, Tullaroan and Gowran/Goresbridge/Paulstown.
Schemes under construction include schemes at Ballyhale, Coon and Radestown.
He also confirmed that water charges will not be introduced until water metering is completed in 2014. He said that private water schemes and private wells will not be included in the new water charges scheme.
A total of €68 million will be spent over the next three years on the following schemes which are at various planning stages are: Inistioge/Thomastown; Kilkenny City; Freshford; Johnstown; Goresbridge; Bennettsbridge; Mullinavat; Inistioge; Piltown and Fiddown; Paulstown; Ballyhale; Urlingford; Stoneyford; Castlecomer.