Cash boost for Kinsale upgrade

Funding has been made available to allow Cork County Council to accept a tender to upgrade the wastewater collection system in Kinsale.

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley revealed that he has approved monies which will let the local council accept Sorensen Civil Engineering's Euro 6.8m tender for the improved waste water facility.

The Kinsale scheme is being funded as part of the Water Services Investment Programme, with an overall estimated cost of Euro 20m.

"I am well aware of the importance of this scheme locally," Mr Gormley said.

"The contract to upgrade the collection system in Kinsale is a major step in providing the town with modern sewerage infrastructure.

"A new wastewater treatment plant at Cammoge, which will be built under a separate contract, will address the environmental problem of untreated sewage currently being discharged to Kinsale Harbour."

The Minister added that the approval showed that the Government is committed to continuing to invest in the country's wastewater schemes to ensure that discharges into rivers, lakes and coastal water meet the highest international standards.

James Cooper



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