PUNCH Murnane appointed by Limerick CC as Employer’s Representative for the contract stage of Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works.

PUNCH Murnane has been appointed by Limerick County Council as Employer’s Representative for the contract stage of Kilmallock Waste Water Treatment Works (WWTW). The works are being procured under a 20-year Design Build Operate (DBO) contract awarded to Coffey Water Ltd, Athenry, Co. Galway.

The project includes the design and construction of a new wastewater treatment works, a sludge treatment facility, a main lift pump station and rising main and a new trunk sewer from the town. The treatment works will cater for a design population of 4,000 PE (Population Equivalent) with the site being optimized to allow for future expansion to 8,000 PE. Kilmallock has also been designated as a sludge hub-centre under the Regional Sludge Management Plan and the works will incorporate sludge reception and processing facilities to cater for imported sludge from 12 villages in the surrounding hinterland.

The plant includes tertiary treatment and will release a highly polished effluent to the River Loobagh to comply with strict discharge standards set by the EPA.

The project has commenced on site and is expected to be completed by August 2013. Coffey Water Ltd. will then operate and maintain the works for a 20-year period on behalf of Limerick County Council.

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