SEVEN VILLAGES SCHEME DUE FOR APPROVAL

Issued : Tuesday 13 May, 2014

CLLR GER BARRON & CLLR JOHN PRATT
Labour Candidates for the Comeragh Area, Waterford and Dungarvan Lismore
13th May 2014

SEVEN VILLAGES SCHEME DUE FOR APPROVAL

€30 million to be spent on Sewerage Scheme


Labour Councillors Ger Barron and John Pratt say that the Seven Villages Sewerage Scheme will be approved in a matter of weeks, as Irish Water releases its list of Capital Developments for the next few years.

“ A decision on the Seven Village scheme is due to issue on 27th May, and from what I hear , it’s all looking good- it’s just a matter of rubber stamping it at this stage” said Cllr Ger Barron, who is running for re-election in the Comeragh Area.

“The groundwork has been done, and Waterford County Council has awarded the contracts for Treatment Plants. Now it’s just a matter of the Water Investment Approval Committee getting the official ‘thumbs up’ from the Board of Irish Water.

Councillor John Pratt says the approval will be very much welcomed by people in the affected villages “This shemem is badly needed and will be broadly wecolmed in Cappoquin, Tallow and Ardmore, as well as Stradbally, Kilmacthomas, Ballyduff/ Kilmeaden and Dunmore East.”

“I’m currently knocking on lots of doors in West Waterford – the Dungarvan Lismore Area- and people are eager to know about the Seven Villages Scheme, so it’s a big issue,”said Cllr Pratt.

Cllr Ger Barron agreed saying “ it’s long, long, overdue . We’ve been pushing for this scheme for 15 years,” explained Cllr Ger Barron.

“In real terms, we’re looking at a vast spend on this project. Twenty one million euro will be spent on building the treatment plants, and nine million euro is earmarked for operating the scheme when it’s up and running.

“We’ve been fighting for this for years, so I’m obviously very pleased that it’s all going ahead,” said Cllr Barron.

John Pratt continued : “Apart from the benefits for householders and businesses living in these rural areas, this is good news for the finances of the County. There was a real fear that we could have been looking at a fine from the EPA in relation to being in breach EU guidelines on Water pollution. That’s why the go ahead on this will be especially welcome. I look forward to the commencement of work,”

ENDS

For further information – contact Cllr Ger Barron on 087 6715513 or John Pratt

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