Irish Water to host meeting to discuss proposed sewage scheme in the county next month

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Irish Water will hold a public meeting to discuss issues with a proposed sewage scheme in the county next month.
In recent days, it was confirmed the proposed start date for the Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme has been pushed out again, with Irish Water hoping to begin construction in 2020.
The Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme was originally given the go ahead in 2007; a contractor was selected but a problem developed and the funding was pulled.
In February 2017, a planning application was lodged with Kerry County Council for the €3 million project, which includes a new pumping station, a holding tank, and an access road; planning was granted later that year, subject to conditions.
The delay in the scheme has led to hold-ups in improving the Killarney Kilcummin road, and to planning permission being refused for houses.
Irish Water says site investigations and negotiations surrounding land acquisition are ongoing; it’s hoping to begin construction in 2020.
Councillor Brendan Cronin says Irish Water will host a drop-in information evening for the public on April 3rd from 5:30pm in Kilcummin GAA Club.