I have learned that the contract for the sewerage pipe network in Athenry is signed and the successful contractor will commence works in the new year.
The project when complete will enable existing housing estates to connect directly to the public wastewater treatment plant and eliminate the existing private treatment plants littered throughout the town.
“This is good news at long last following years of delay. The treatment plant was upgraded and commissioned several years ago to make it capable of taking in increased sewerage from the estates in the town.
Residents in the estates around the town will now be relieved to learn that when complete the network will remove the cost of maintaining the existing private plants and allow the estates to be fully Taken in Charge by Galway County Council.
This contract represents an investment of €10 million in vital infrastructure in Athenry, the works are expected to commence early in the new year with a contract duration of 2 years to complete the works.
There will be some disruption in the town during the works, but it is necessary to ensure that all wastewater is connected to the main treatment plant.
I have worked on this project to ensure delivery along with Gabe Cronnelly Independent Councillor for Athenry. I commend Galway County Council and I acknowledge the input of Irish Water in progressing this much needed project for Athenry”.