Irish Water has announced a €30 million investment in Kerry’s Central Regional Water Supply Scheme.
The funding will include the construction of a new water treatment plant at Lough Guitane and the upgrading of the existing infrastructure.
The announced has been welcomed by Deputy Brendan Griffin.
All nine water supply zones supplied by the Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme are currently on the Environmental Protection Agency’s remedial action list.
Irish Water says this is due to the absence of a ‘robust treatment system’.
The scheme serves over 62,000 people on a permanent basis in Tralee, Killarney, Castleisland and Castlemaine, and the surrounding areas, as well as the 1.2 million tourists who visit the area annually.
Irish Water says delivery of the new project will now remove these customers from the remedial action list and provide a safe and secure water supply.
Its part of the water utility’s planned €532 million spend this year.