Mooncoin Regional Water Supply Scheme
Kilkenny County Council
Mooncoin Regional Water Supply Scheme is one of the largest water supply schemes in County Kilkenny.
RPS was appointed by Kilkenny County Council in 2006 to produce a preliminary report on the necessary improvements to the water supply scheme to cater for future demand (to 2031). The scope of work was later extended to include a dedicated supply of water to service the Belview Strategic Industrial Park.
Our preliminary report identified a significant groundwater source with a sustainable yield of 16,000 m3/day. Our team then prepared the EIS (planning approval was granted in early 2009), completed the detailed design, and procured and supervised both the well development and works contracts. Construction was completed in late 2010.
This project has had important strategic benefit for the region by alleviating the pressure on the domestic supply and allowing for future housing development in the region. It has also facilitated the development of water-intensive industry at Belview Industrial Park, such as the new €180m dairy processing facility opened by Glanbia Ingredients in 2015.