Tuesday 19 March 2019

Adequate water supply from Ballycrystal

Brendan Keane

A five-day yield test on the Ballycrystal borehole has revealed that the Kiltealy water supply can be fully provided for through that supply.

That was the news presented to the members of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council at this month's meeting in the Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy.

Senior Executive Engineer, Tadhg O'Corcora in his report to the councillors said the test proved that the Ballycrystal supply can provide the 100m3 of water per day required for the Kiltealy supply.

The supply, which serves around 100 households, currently has two separate sources; one at Ballycrystal and one at Kiltealy Reservoir - which is a spring source.

The provision of a new water main linking the two sources began in August and work on that is expected to be completed this month.

That work will include the provision of a new borehole pump in Ballycrystal and improvements in relation to disinfection.

Meanwhile, a new UV treatment system has also been installed at Galbally Water Station

Enniscorthy Guardian