Funding of over €14 million euro has been approved to carry out watermains replacement works in Kerry since the establishment of Irish Water.
The company says, this will see over 100km of aging and defective mains, replaced with modern watermains, which will lead to a significant reduction in water supply interruptions.
In 2016, over 37.5 km of new watermains were laid in the county, while in 2015, a total of 23.6 km of new watermains were laid.
Among the more significant projects that have been completed are the following:
The Killorglin Trunk Main project, mains at Derry, Listowel, Lisselton and Ventry were among the more significant projects in 2016.
Works scheduled to get underway or go to contract in 2017 represent a total investment of over €8.5 million.
This planned investment includes, €467,000 for the replacement of 3km of watermains from Castlemaine village to Ballyrameen.
€306,000 is earmarked for the replacement of 3.4km of watermains at Tiershanoon, Ballyheigue.
€294,000 is set aside for the replacement of 2.3km of watermains at Ferry Road Tarbert and finally €250,000 for the replacement of 700 metres of asbestos cement and cast iron watermains in Main Street, Castleisland.