Over €68,000 has been approved today for Portumna flood works. €25,650 has been provided for the installation of a surface water drain and associated works at Oultort, Portumna and €42,750 has been allocated for the installation of two sections of surface water drains and associated works at Longford, Portumna.
OPW has notified Galway County Council of these works and I look forward to work taking place in these two locations as soon as possible. This funding has been provided under the OPW Minor Works Scheme, which is providing great benefit in rural areas.
Galway County Council has submitted other applications and I am working closely with the Office of Public Works in an effort to secure funding for these projects. Galway County Council is to be commended for their efforts in making these applications and I will continue to support the Council in their efforts to secure further funding.
Today’s allocation brings the amount received this year to date by Galway County Council to in excess of €1 million.