62 private group water schemes in the county have applied to be taken over by Irish Water.
At the recent Killarney Municipal District meeting, Councillor Brendan Cronin asked that all private schemes in the district be taken over by the national utility.
Councillor Brendan Cronin says there are huge problems with private group schemes due to the passing away of users, dormant connections, and the need for extensive repairs.
He asked that all private schemes in the district be taken over by the national utility.
Irish Water recently developed a protocol to facilitate the takeover of group schemes.
In response, Kerry County Council says the issue of aging pipe networks impede Irish Water’s takeover process.
They add the group schemes themselves must apply to be taken over, and it was not in the council’s remit to initiate the procedure.