Gormley Approves €1.26million funding for Limerick Southern Water Ring Main

Mr John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, today ( ) announced he has approved funding to enable Limerick City Council to accept the tender of almost 820,000 submitted by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd for the Limerick Southern Ring Main Dock Road to Ennis Road Trunk Main project.

The Dock Road to Ennis Road Trunk Main project provides for the construction of some 1,500 metres of water main and forms the final leg (of five contracts) of the Southern Ring Main project, at an estimated all in cost of 1.262 million.

The new water main, for which funding is approved today, will secure a potable water supply to the City distribution network from the Clareville Water Treatment Plant, via the Citys main storage reservoir at Newcastle the Minister said. He added The trunk mains are essential for the effective management and security of supply to the north of Limerick City as well as delivering a supply to areas targeted for high density developments.

The Minister went on to say This scheme is particularly important as the four contracts of the Southern Ring Main project already completed cannot be brought into service until the Dock Road to Ennis Road contract and the commissioning contract for the entire Southern Ring Main project, included in my Departments Water Services Investment Programme, are completed.

The Minister continued This important scheme reflects the commitment in the Programme for Government for continuing investment to ensure our public water supplies deliver a reliable service that is fully compliant with drinking water standards.

Limerick City Council can now complete the contract formalities with the successful tenderer so that construction work on the Dock Road to Ennis Road Trunk Main contract can start as soon as possible, the Minister concluded.