Galway gets Euro 15 million water treatment upgrade

Galway County Council has been given approval to invite tenders for the construction of a new water treatment plant and water network upgrade.

The Euro 15 million funding for the project was announced yesterday (June 8) by Phil Hogan, minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government in Ireland.

In addition to a new treatment plant, two new reservoirs will be built at Rosmuc and Glenmore, Carraroe and a network and pipe-laying project will be initiated by the Costelloe Regional Water Supply Scheme.

The upgrade is being funded as part of the Euro 320 million Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012.

Mr Hogan said: "My approval reflects the commitment in the programme for Government that our public drinking water supplies will deliver a reliable service that is 100% compliant with drinking water standards.

"In this case, the proposed scheme will ensure that consumers in the Costelloe area will have a high quality water supply that will have capacity to meet current and future needs." Alison Brown




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