Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that Irish Water has confirmed to him that it will begin works in the coming weeks to provide a more secure water supply to 1,900 homes and businesses in South Tipperary with the construction of a water treatment plant at Ballylooby and additional water storage at Kilroe.
Deputy McGrath was speaking after Irish Water said the Burncourt River and Ballylooby spring source will be replaced with a water source, which will be capable of supplying 1.3 million litres of water every day to over 1,900 homes as well as agricultural, commercial and industrial enterprises:
“Irish Water have made it to clear to me that this work is commencing because the Ballylooby Springs source is vulnerable to flooding and contamination from an adjacent stream and surface water.
As I understand it, a contract has been signed with Ward and Burke Construction Limited to carry out the work, which has commenced on site.
The project is due to be completed by 2020,” concluded Deputy McGrath.