Local Government TD Frank Feighan has warmly welcomed the go-ahead to build a multi-million water treatment plant for the North East Roscommon Regional Water Supply Scheme which serves the Strokestown and Ballyleague areas. Deputy Feighan also said the project would also provide much-needed jobs in the construction sector.
“I have been informed by Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD today (April 12th) that he has given approval to Roscommon County Council to invite tenders for the construction of a Water Treatment Plant for the North East Roscommon Regional Water Supply Scheme at an estimated cost of €9.55 million.
“This Treatment Plant will treat water from a new source at Grange Lough and will supply through new networks and distribution main to Strokestown and will also encompass the Ballyleague area – all linking to the existing four reservoirs.
“These works will ensure the North East Roscommon Regional Water Supply has the capacity to deliver quality drinking water for both the current and future needs of the consumers in this area. The Minister indicated that the way has also been cleared for the council to invite tenders for the related civil works network contract, which has an estimated cost of €2.95m,” said the Fine Gael Deputy.
“I know how important this scheme is to the area and I would like to see these contracts progressing through to construction with the minimum of delay. Deputy Hogan assured me his Department will be asking Roscommon County Council to ensure that the tender process is completed as quickly as possible for these contracts.
“This contract and the associated contract for the network are included in the Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012, as contracts to commence in the period. This in keeping with the priority reflected in that programme to improving the quality of drinking water and in particular, addressing risks to drinking water which have been identified on certain supplies, by the Environmental Protection Agency,” concluded Deputy Feighan.
For further information, contact Deputy Frank Feighan (086) 8331234