Milltown, Barraduff, Kilcummin Sewerage Schemes Contract Signing

Released: 19 February 2007

Kerry County Council signed contracts for the provision and upgrading of sewage systems in three Kerry villages, costing over €4m.

Release land for development, especially in Kilcummin and Barraduff,

“These are very important projects, especially in relation to protecting the waters of the Killarney Lakes,” Oliver Ring, Director of Water Services explained.

“Environmental and sustainable development.”

Acting County Manager John O’Connor pointed to the Local Area Plans which Kerry County Council are implementing.

“Given that areas of land around the county are being zoned for development under the Local Area Plans, the provision of the wastewater treatment facilities is crucial,” he said. “This is

Kerry County Council today signed contracts for the provision and upgrading of the wastewater infrastructure in Milltown, Kilcummin and Barraduff. The contracts signed today, are worth an estimated €4.1 million. The Contracts will be managed by the Water Services (Capital Unit) based at Maine Street, Tralee. The contractor is McSweeny Building and Civil Engineering Ltd., Main Street, Kanturk, Co. Cork. The Consulting Engineers for Milltown project are Malachy Walsh and Partners Consulting Engineers, Park House, Mahon Technology Park, Bessboro Road, Blackrock, Cork. The Consulting Engineers for for the works at Kilcummin and Barraduff are Ryan Hanley Consulting Engineers, Sherwood House, Sherwood Avenue, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

The Kilcummin & Barraduff works involve the construction of approximately 11.5 kilometres of new foul sewers. The new Kilcummin network will be connected to the existing Killarney town system while a new wastewater treatment plant will be constructed at Barraduff under a separate contract.

In Milltown, the works include the construction of approximately 6 kilometres of foul sewer, to extend the existing collection system and connect it to the proposed new wastewater treatment plant site at Kilcolman, to the west of the town. A separate contract will be awarded, at a later date, for the development of the wastewater treatment plant.

Kerry County Council would like to take this opportunity to thank the many landowners involved for their co-operation to date.

This project is being part funded under the National Development Plan – Water Services Investment Programme through the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

This scheme is one of a number of major water and wastewater infrastructure projects which Kerry County Council is advancing towards construction. These include a new Sewerage Scheme for Fieries, for which a Contract has recently been signed and the pipelines contract for Waterville Water Supply and Sewerage Scheme which  is due to be signed in the coming weeks.

Kerry County Council is committed to providing high quality water and sewerage infrastructure throughout the county, to safeguard public health, to protect the environment and to facilitate general economic development.

In  attendance  were  the  Mayor  of  Kerry,  Councillor Ted Fitzgerald, as well as  Members  of  the  Oireachtas and Members  of  Kerry  County  Council.

 

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: info@kerrycoco.ie

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