Fine Gael TD for Cavan and Monaghan, Deputy Joe O’Reilly has today, Friday,1st February, welcomed the news from Minister for Environment, Phil Hogan, T.D., that he has approved Cavan County Council’s Preliminary Report. This report sets out proposals to upgrade and expand the waste water infrastructure in Cavan Town.

Speaking after he was informed by the Minister, Deputy O’Reilly said, ‘The Preliminary Report submitted by the Council envisages an upgrade of the existing Waste Water Treatment Plant from its existing capacity of about 18,500 population equivalent to an overall total of 54,000 population equivalent over time. There are also proposals to upgrade the sewer network.

‘The Ministers approval will allow Cavan County Council to proceed with their detailed planning to upgrade and expand the treatment plant, serving up to 30,000 domestic and commercial customers. There are also plans to renew and upgrade the sewer network and pumping stations and to kerb storm water overflows. All of these works will be funded under the Department’s Water Services Investment Programme, 2010 – 2013’ continued the Deputy.

‘This approval from the Minister means that Cavan County Council can proceed with the preparation of Contract Documents. This is a good news day for Cavan, not only will it have a positive and long-lasting impact on the environment, it will greatly assist the future social development of Cavan Town’ concluded Deputy O’Reilly.

Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website