O’REILLY WELCOMES €1.7 MILLION FUNDING BOOST FOR BALLYCONNELL WATER SCHEME

Deputy Joe O’Reilly welcomes the news from Minister Phil Hogan, that he has approved the necessary funding to allow Cavan County Council to award a €1.7m contract for the for Ballyconnell Water Supply Scheme, Water Treatment Plant Upgrade (Contract No. 1) to Glan Agua Ltd. This contract is being financed under his Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2013.

Speaking after he was informed by Minister Hogan the Deputy said ‘I would like to congratulate Cavan County Council on the professional application that they made to the Department. I would also like to pay tribute to my colleague, Councillor Peter Mc Vitty, for the diligent work that he undertook to ensure that the Ballyconnell Project came to fruition.’

This is a good news story for Ballyconnell, not only will it enhance the quality of the water supply in the area, from a water conservation point of view it will minimise any possible water losses in the region. This news will ensure the safety and security of the Ballyconnell water supply into the future.’

‘The contract involves construction of a new water treatment works at Lough Cuillaghan, a new storage reservoir at Mullaghduff and a rising main linking the two. This morning’s announcement will provide a much needed employment boost for the local area’ explained Deputy O’Reilly.

‘This news reflects the Government’s commitment to our public drinking water supplies and ensures that a reliable service, that is fully compliant with drinking water standards, is delivered’ conclude the Deputy.

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