I have received confirmation that the long-awaited tender for the Kilrickle Water Supply Scheme will be ready to go to contractors for tendering in April.
“This is a major milestone in this long running saga. The community in Kilrickle have campaigned for over 30 years to have a basic utility of potable water in their homes”.
The tender period will be 6 weeks and the evaluation of the tenders will take a further 4 weeks. The works are expected to commence on the ground in September this year and are expected to take between 6 months to complete.
“The project will also provide a new water supply to the community in Kilcooley including a much-needed supply to Kilcooley National School”.
“For decades there has been a campaign to bring a water supply to the communities in Kilrickle. The major issue causing delays was the lack of a reliable water source. However, following intensive testing, the water source in Cappataggle was deemed suitable with adequate supply for the additional demand”.
“Cappataggle Group Water Supply acting in good faith and in a generous and community spirit agreed to share their supply with the community of Kilrickle”.
“The Department of Local Government approved the project for funding following a visit by the then Minister Eoghan Murphy TD to Kilrickle which I was in a position to organise”.
“The design is now complete, and the project is to go to tender”.
“I will continue to push for this project to be delivered in a timely fashion and I thank everyone involved over many years in helping to bring this project to conclusion”.
Photo attached include Cllr. Pat Hynes, Deputy Seán Canney, Kevin Ryan, Martin Loughnane,  Dessie O’Brien and Cllr. Tim Broderick