Burncourt and Fethard Water Supply Scheme DBO

MEIC were appointed as Main Civil Specialist for the Burncourt Fethard Water Supply Scheme, Contract No. 1 in association with our sister company, Glan Agua. The contract provided for the design, supply, construction, installation, testing and commissioning, operation and maintenance for a period of ten years of all plant, materials, equipment and ancillary items associated with the works.

The Burncourt and Fethard Water Supply Scheme was developed for the purpose of providing a supply of treated water between Slievenamon and the old North Tipperary County border, serving a number of towns and villages in the area, including Fethard, Burncourt, Killenaule, Mullinahone and Ballingarry.

The new Fethard Water Treatment Plant is located in an area of commercial forestry approximately located approximately 7.6 km east-south-east of Fethard and is designed to treat 6,500 m3 of raw water per day.

The Fethard scheme included the installation of abstraction works and a pumping station at the Anner River as well as the upgrading of 3 no. existing sources, located in the townland of Walshbog, approximately 5 km south-east of Fethard.

Raw water is stored on site at the Fethard WTP before gravity fed through a DAF clarification process. Treated water is stored onsite in a twin cell reservoir which supplies the area by gravity.

The new Burncourt Water Treatment Plant is located at Glengarra Wood, 2 km northwest of the village of Burncourt, Co. Tipperary. The Burncourt scheme  includes the construction of a new abstraction works on the Burncourt River and supplies 2,600 m of raw water to the treatment works per day.
Raw water from the Burncourt River is delivered to the treatment plant by gravity flow and stored on site before being pumped through a DAF clarification process. Treated water is  pumped to a nearby reservoir before being gravity fed to the existing water supply network.


Tipperary County Council

Client Representatives

Nicholas O’Dwyer


April 14 – May 16

Contract Value

€ 9 600 000


Burncourt and Fethard


January 21, 2021