The Burncourt and Fethard Water Supply Scheme was developed for the purpose of providing a supply of treated water between Slievenamon and the old North Tipperary County border, serving a number of towns and villages in the area, including Fethard, Burncourt, Killenaule, Mullinahone and Ballingarry.
The new Fethard Water Treatment Plant is located in an area of commercial forestry located approximately 7.6 km east-south-east of Fethard and will be designed to treat 6,500 m3 of raw water per day.
The Fethard scheme included the installation of abstraction works and a pumping station at the Anner River as well as the upgrades of 3 no. existing sources, located in the townland of Walshbog, approximately 5 km south-east of Fethard.
Raw water is stored on site at the Fethard WTP before gravity being fed through a DAF clarification process. Treated water is be stored onsite in a twin cell reservoir which supplies the area by gravity.
The new Burncourt Water Treatment Plant is located at Glengarra Wood, 2 km northwest of the village of Burncourt, Co. Tipperary. The Burncourt scheme included the construction of a new abstraction works on the Burncourt River and supplies 2,600 m of raw water to the treatment works per day.
Raw water from the Burncourt River is delivered to the treatment plant by gravity flow and stored on site before being pumped through a DAF clarification process. Treated water is pumped to a nearby reservoir before being gravity fed to the existing water supply network.