The contract has been awarded a €30 million investment in the Kerry’s public water supply.
Kerry County Council has announced that following a tendering process Glan Aqua Ltd has been approved to complete the project which will see a major upgrade to the Central Regional Water Supply Scheme.
The awarding of the contract follows the announcement by Irish Water in March of an investment of €30 million in the Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme – including the development of a new water treatment plant at Lough Guitane near Killarney.
Kerry County Council says the new scheme will ensure a safer and more secure drinking water supply for 62,000 residents or almost half the population of the entire county.
The Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme provides water to nine water supply zones, all of which are currently on the EPA’s Remedial Action List.
Work is expected to begin in the autumn and be completed within two years.
The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Pat McCarthy has warmly welcomed the awarding of the contract, saying that the improved water supply will be of enormous benefit the county and the provision of a clean and safe drinking water supply to all those who live in and visit the county.