Irish Water, working with Galway County Council have started work on an upgrade to the Glenamaddy sewerage scheme. Once complete, the works will lead to improved public and environmental health, and provide a platform for social and economic development.
The €7 million project will be delivered by Ward and Burke and is expected to be completed by 2020. The works will include the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Mountkelly, a new pumping station on the Creggs Road, the upgrade/rehabilitation of 700m of existing sewers and the construction of 1,700m of new rising main and outfall sewers.
Colm Boyd of Irish Water told Midwest News that the company faces a serious challenge with the size and scale of issues with the wastewater across the country. A sewer network and treatment plant that is fit for purpose is essential in order to support business and social development in Glenamaddy, and these works will facilitate ongoing growth. These works will have a lasting benefit for local residents, business owners, and the environment.