Connaughton welcomes green light for €3.8m Mountbellew sewerage project


News that a new wastewater treatment plant and sewer network facility for Mountbellew is to be given the go-ahead was welcomed today by local T.D. Paul Connaughton.

            ‘The new facility will cater for both current needs and future growth in the town and this is something that I have been seeking for many years, including during my time as a member of Galway County Council,’ said the Fine Gael T.D.

            ‘In coming days the Council will receive approval to prepare contract documents for the project and I would like to see the work on this project get underway as soon as possible. The €3.8 million project includes the upgrading and rehabilitation of existing sewers and the laying of new sewers, as well as rehabilitation work on 1,578 metres of network and the laying of 541 metres of an extension to the network.

            ‘This new wastewater treatment works and sewer network will result in major environmental benefits to the Castlegar River and the Suck catchment area and will enhance the sustainability of the town into the future.

            ‘Minister Phil Hogan is hopeful that the project can progress to construction with the minimum of delay and I believe that immediate progress is imperative on this project.

            ‘This is an important development for the town of Mountbellew, but the sooner that this announcement translates into action on the ground and increased employment in the area, the better’, concluded Paul Connaughton.