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Glan Agua commence construction of the Kerry Central RWSS

Glan Agua Ltd have commenced construction of a new water treatment plant as part of the Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme with Irish Water, following the recent sod-turning by senior Government, Irish Water and Kerry County Council representatives on the 26th August 2016. The Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Project is being developed for the purpose of providing a supply of treated water to the region surrounding the town of Killarney, Co. Kerry. The new Water Treatment Plant will provide 51 million litres of treated water per day to the communities of central Kerry including Tralee, Killarney, Castleisland, Castlemaine and an extensive rural area across the county.

The delivery of this project will ensure that more than 62,000 people will be removed from the RAL and will provide a safe and secure water supply in relation to industry, agriculture and tourism. Jerry Grant, Managing Director of Irish Water said: "This is one of many projects currently being progressed by Irish Water to address the inadequacies in water infrastructure across Ireland. Kerry is one of Ireland's premier tourist destinations and every one of the 1.2 million tourists who come to enjoy the magnificence of this part of the world every year expect nothing less than a safe and reliable water supply. With this project, Irish Water will be able to ensure that they can enjoy their time here confident that the water supply is safe and secure."

The new Kerry Central Regional Water Treatment Plant will be located on the outskirts of Killarney, on the banks of Lough Guitane. The current scheme, which is in operation at the same location as the proposed works, is in need of an upgrade.

The upgraded raw water sources at Lough Guitane and River Owgarriff and the new, state-of-the-art treatment facility will provide a potable water supply of excellent chemical and microbiological standard. Works for this scheme include the upgrading of raw water abstraction and screening works at River Owgarriff and Lough Guitane, installation of the new treatment works which will include DAF clarification, chemical conditioning and disinfection facilities, UV pathogen inactivation, sludge handling facilities and installation of treated water pumping facilities to deliver treated water to the end user via the Glenflesk and Sheheree Reservoirs.”

Karl Zimmerer, Managing Director of Glan Agua Ltd said: “This contract represents our continued growth and presence for Glan Agua Ltd in the DBO Water services market and we look forward to working with Irish Water, Kerry County Council, Nicholas O’Dwyer Consulting Engineers and Tobin Consulting Engineers on the project.”

The project will be delivered in conjunction with our civil and building engineering sister company MEIC Ltd.

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