€10m works to improve drinking water in Kilkenny town and village finally complete
Marathon works to improve the quality of drinking water for up to 4,000 people living in Thomastown and Insitioge have finally been completed.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Kilkenny County Council, confirmed it has completed a €10 million investment to provide clean and safe drinking water in the south Kilkenny areas.
The upgrade and extension of the Thomastown Water Supply Scheme has seen the installation of 17 kilometres of new trunk and rising water mains, linking the Inistioge water supply with the Thomastown Water Supply Scheme.
These upgraded works will improve drinking water quality and quantity ensuring the delivery of safe drinking water to residents and businesses in Inistioge and the surrounding area, while also upgrading the facitilites at the Thomastown supply scheme.
Irish Water Programme Manager Diane Carroll said: “This is a hugely positive project for Thomastown and Inistioge.
“For many years, the Inistioge Water Supply Scheme had been served by upland peaty surface water and the water treatment process at the plant was inadequate and led to the formation of elevated concentrations of Trihalomethanes (THMs).
“To address this, this project extended the Thomastown Water Supply Scheme to Inistioge through the construction of new water mains and removing the vulnerable water source in Inistioge. The treatment and storage facilities for both Thomastown and Inistioge were also improved as part of the project.”