Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice expects a contractor to be nominated for the Glenamaddy Sewerage Scheme in the next few weeks.
Commenting on the matter, he said: “People have talked about this scheme for years and years in the Glenamaddy area; thankfully, the contractor will be nominated in the coming weeks and works can commence early in the first half of 2019.
“This is a matter which I have worked continuously on since getting elected and I wish to thank the staff at Irish Water who I have liaised with over the last couple of years to make sure that we get this project over the line.
“This scheme will be a great help for people living in the Glenamaddy area as, unfortunately, planning applications have been stalled at the moment until the upgrade of the sewerage treatment plant commences and good quality outflow is secured.
“I want to thank Galway County Council and Irish Water for their work on this project. We have had several meetings on this and we are now about to see all of this work coming to fruition,” Deputy Fitzmaurice concluded.
Progress in Ballygar and Mountbellew
Meanwhile, progress is being made to sewage upgrades for Ballygar and Mountbellew, the independent TD added.
“I believe that news in relation to Ballygar will be imminent on the upgrade of the scheme there. I also expect that, by early 2019, the upgrade of the Mountbellew scheme will be out for tender.
“These schemes are so important for rural towns and communities to ensure that people can secure planning permission to live in those areas. It is also important for businesses who may be intending to set up in those areas.
“We need proper treatment plants so these people can be facilitated. We need to keep working at this right around Co. Galway so people have access to the services that they deserve.”