Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney has warmly welcomed the official opening of Athenry Waste Treatment plant.
The facility will have the capacity of servicing up to 9,500 households in the area.
Minister Canney accompanied the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy, who officiated at the opening event today (Monday July 8).
The Ministers also visited the site of the proposed fire station in Athenry and travelled to Kilrickle for a progress update on the Kilrickle and Kilcooley water scheme project.
Welcoming the opening of the Athenry Waste Treatment plant, Minister Canney said: “This upgrade will allow for phase two of the pipe network to commence next year and once completed, it will enable many housing estates to be connected to the Municipal Sewerage Scheme.
“This is a very welcome development.The tender can now go ahead for the next phase of work to be done so the housing estates will be ready to be taken in charge. This means families will no longer have to bear the cost of maintaining and upgrading the private plants that are presently in place.”
Irish Water has invested €5 million to ensure that wastewater in the town is treated and discharged into the River Clarin in compliance with discharge licence and environmental regulations.

For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639
July 8 2019