Water supply for almost 800 South Kerry customers removed from remedial action list

The Kilgarvan water supply has been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Remedial Action List.

It follows a half a million euro upgrade to the Kilgaravan Water Treatment plant.

Irish Water  announced that 785 customers in Kerry have been removed from the EPA’s Remedial Action List following the completion of work on the water treatment plant in Kilgarvan.

The Kilgarvan water supply was on the EPA’s list of at risk water supplies due to elevated levels of the chemical trihalomethanes.

Trihalomethanes can be found in water treated with chlorine and are classified as ‘possibly carcinogenic’ to humans.

Half a million euro was invested in upgrading the resevoir and in-tank aeration at the Kilgarvan treatment plant to address the problem.

Three water schemes in Kerry are still on the EPA’s Remedial Action List, however Irish Water says work on treatment plants at Caherdaniel, Castlecove and Caragh Lake is currently underway.

The announcement has been welcome by Deputy John Brassil.