Irish Water has selected Ballygar Wastewater Treatment Plant for upgrades that will provide additional capacity for growth in the area.
Ballygar WWTP is one of thirteen around the country which have been chosen for upgrades under the Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme.
These upgrades are meant to enable population growth in the area by providing infrastructure that will allow for the development of new homes.
Details of other towns and villages to be included in the programme, if any, will be announced in the coming months.
Elaine Heneghan of Irish Water said “We are pleased to confirm that this important project to improve wastewater treatment capacity in small towns and villages has been given the green light.”
“This will bring big benefits to these areas by ensuring the infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of the towns and villages as they continues to grow.”
“The purpose of the Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme is to support growth in smaller towns and villages.”
“The areas were selected following detailed consultation with Local Authorities to identify and prioritise areas for investment.”
The next stage of this project after the selection of Ballygar and other areas will be the design, detailed planning, procurement and approvals stages.