Harris welcomes €9.8m investment in improvements to Wicklow’s water supply.
Posted July 10th, 2012 in Arklow, Environment
Work on Arklow Water Supply Scheme and watermains replacements in Arklow, Aughrim, Avoca and Tinahely gets the go ahead.
Fine Gael Wicklow TD, Simon Harris, has welcomed the announcement today (Tuesday) of two significant investments in Wicklow water improvements.
Deputy Harris said, “These works represent a major step forward in the implementation of the Water Conservation Rehabilitation Strategy for Wicklow. Not only will water leakage be greatly reduced as a result, but there will be significant savings in repair costs also. Residents of Arklow and the surrounding areas will be assured of a reliable and high quality drinking water supply for many years to come as a result.”
“Under the Department of Environment’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2013, €4.9 million is to be made available to start the implementation of the Wicklow Water Conservation rehabilitation strategy – this will see 26 kilometres of mains replaced in Arklow, Aughrim, Avoca and Tinahely. These areas have been identified as ‘hotspots’ for burst watermains.”
“The Minister has also approved a separate €4.9m tender provided to Wicklow County Council for the fourth contract relating to the Arklow Water Supply Scheme. This phase of works comprises of the construction of a new Water Treatment Plant at Ballyduff, the equipping and commissioning of the production wells and the upgrading of the exisiting abstraction facility at the Goldmines River.”