North Cork Fine Gael Councillor John Paul O’Shea has welcomed the progress made to date on upgrades to both the Kanturk and Charleville Waste Water Treatment Plants. The cost of the combined works at both locations is €596,800 and both plants, and their new equipment, are now operational.
Cllr. O’Shea said the works at Kanturk included upgrading of aeration system, foul pumping arrangement and associated works, while in Charleville the works included upgrading of aeration system and associated works. Both projects were funded through the Waste Water Minor Capital Works Programme.
Cllr. O’Shea has also welcomed news that a suitable site has been agreed for the construction of a reservoir between Ballydesmond and Kiske
“Irish Water has decided that the Ballinatona Regional Water Supply Scheme will be the future supply for the Ballydesmond and Kiskeam
“The new mains and supply from Ballinatona will be commissioned by using a temporary pump-station before the reservoir is commissioned. It is expected that the new supply will be commissioned in late Q3 or early Q4 of 2019. I also welcome the ongoing process of constructing a reservoir on a site between Ballydesmond and Kiske
Regarding the Countywide Water Disinfection Programme, which seeks to assess and upgrade a large number of Water Treatment Plants and dosing locations in terms of its disinfection facilities, Bweeng Water Treatment Plant has been identified as a priority site. Works at this site have already commenced; a new chlorination and pH system is being installed at the site of the existing reservoirs.