The long-awaited water supply scheme for Kilrickle can now move to tender following approval by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy TD.
Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney said: “Minister Murphy approved funding for the Kilrickle Group Water Scheme and Kilcooley extension this morning so the project can now go to tender.
“I am delighted that this final hurdle has been cleared after a lot of false starts.
“This is a landmark day. The people of Kilrickle have been waiting for this for a long time.
“A water source has been provided by Cappataggle Group Water Scheme and everything is in place in terms of the design and costings for the project.
Minister Murphy is very familiar with the task at hand, having met the local committee last year at my request.
“I acknowledge all those who have supported the scheme, including Galway County Council and the people of Cappataggle for offering to provide their water source. I also want to thank the people of Kilrickle for their patience.
“When completed, people living in the area will fulfill their right to a clean and safe supply of drinking water.”
For more information, contact Minister Canney on 086-2513639
May 29 2020