The Kerry Central Regional Water Supply Scheme has been voted national Engineering Project of the Year for 2018, it has been announced at Engineers Ireland’s Excellence Awards. The €30 million project is now providing a safe and secure water supply for over 62,000 residents as well as industry and agriculture in the region, and serves the more than 1.1 million tourists who visit the region annually across Tralee, Killarney, Castleisland and Castlemaine. The scheme’s new water treatment plant is among the largest in the country and provides over 50 million litres of drinking water every day, with the improved quality of water available now meaning the 62,000 local customers have been removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Remedial Action List (RAL). The project by Irish Water, in association with Kerry County Council, and undertaken by Nicholas O’Dwyer Ltd, TOBIN Consulting Engineers and Glan Agua Ltd, won out in the flagship category of the ninth annual Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB, at a ceremony in the InterContinental hotel in Dublin.
McSherry Electrical Ltd. delivered the electrical installation works for the project.