Irish Water is to invest €19 million to end the discharge of untreated wastewater from Killala, Foxford and Charlestown.

The contract was signed yesterday with Glan Agua, and construction is expected to get underway in the coming weeks, with the project due to be completed by early 2020.

For years, untreated sewage has been flowing into Killala Bay, but Irish Water says a new wastewater treatment plant will be constructed in Killala along with a new pumping station and the upgrade of the sewer network.

This will ensure that wastewater discharging into Killala Bay meets appropriate standards.

The Foxford and Charlestown sewerage schemes will upgrade the wastewater treatment networks in both towns to provide for the current population and for future growth in both areas.

The Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring says €19 million is being invested to end the discharge of untreated wastewater from Killala, Charlestown and Foxford…

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