Almost €2 million is being provided by Irish Water for further improvements to the Mid-Kerry Water Supply Scheme. According to documents circulated to local councillors, work is due to begin in the coming months on the replacement of more of the watermain in the Beaufort area. The funding has been welcomed by Deputy Brendan Griffin and Senator Marie Moloney. Funding from Irish Water continues to come in instalments for the upgrading of the Mid-Kerry Water Supply, one of the most troublesome and problematic in the country. It’s estimated that tens of millions of euro will be required to replace the water pipes which continue to be subject to breakages which repeatedly cause a loss of water supply for households. The latest investment worth €1.9m will see the replacement of a 500 metre section of pipe in Carnahone, Beaufort with work due to take place in the first quarter of next year. Also penciled in for 2016 are improvement works in Ballykissane, Cappagh and Kilgobnet. Kerry County Council has just submitted a request to Irish Water for funding to complete a watermain rehabilitation on the Board of Works road – a request which is now being considered by Irish Water.