Environment Minister Phil Hogan
A week after a cryptosporidium outbreak prompted the latest 'boil water' notice in Roscommon, Environment Minister Phil Hogan has approved €12m in funding for upgrades to water schemes in the county.
In a statement today (Friday), the Minister said he had approved the allocation of €12 million in funding for the construction of five new Water Treatment Plants and one pumping station on the Arigna, Boyle/Ardcarne, Roscommon Central and South Roscommon Regional Water Supply Schemes.
The company which successfully tendered for the project was Glan Agua Ltd.
Minister Hogan indicated that he wanted to see the upgrades carried out "as quickly as possible" but its expected that the work will take many months to complete.
“These vitally important projects are being funded under my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010 - 2013," said the Minister.
"The works will provide for the development of the production wells, including chambers, pumps, rising mains to the Water Treatment Plants and associated telemetry, the provision of appropriate barriers to Cryptosporidium and treatment and disposal of any sludge and wastes generated.”
He added that the proposed scheme "will ensure that consumers in the Arigna, Boyle/Ardcarne, Roscommon Central and South Roscommon areas will have a high quality water supply that will have capacity to meet current and future needs.”
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