21 September 2018 - Sligo Go back to News
Irish Water progresses with new borehole in Bennettsbridge
Demand for water exceeding the available raw water in the existing sources
Restrictions continue on the Bennettsbridge Water Supply Scheme due to demand for water exceeding the available raw water in the existing sources. We are working in conjunction with Kilkenny County Council to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of these restrictions on customers by managing restrictions to match the availability of water. As part of this work, we have recently signed contracts to bring a new borehole into supply at Bennettsbridge.
What will the works involve?
The borehole will require construction work, pump installation, commissioning and testing, and a period of consultation with the HSE and EPA before being signed off and approved by Irish Water and Kilkenny County Council.
Work to be completed by early November 2018
The supply has suffered in the recent drought conditions and it is anticipated that the additional source will augment the current supply. It is hoped the work will be completed by early November 2018.
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