Thursday 17 October 2019

Slaney water abstraction to increase

Brendan Keane

A consultant firm has been appointed by Wexford County Council to develop a capital design in relation to a proposed new water intake supply to Clonhastin from the river Slaney.

In a report presented to the members of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council at this month's meeting Senior Executive Engineer, Tadhg O'Corcora, informed the members that consultant firm, Nicholas O'Dwyer Ltd, had been appointed to the project.

It's expected that once completed the intake from the river will increase by 100 per cent.

At the meeting Mr O'Corcora, said the work will include a new intake plant at Clonhastin and that assessment will take place in relation to that proposed work.

The tender period for the project will be the first half of this year with the scheduled construction period expected to be between January 2020 and March 2021.

In his report Mr O'Corcora told the members that commissioning of the new plant is expected to take place in April 2021.

He also said that Irish Water is looking at increasing the treatment capacity at Vinegar Hill water treatment plant.

Enniscorthy Guardian