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Irish Water to review long-term wastewater treatment in Galway

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Irish Water will review the long-term Wastewater Treatment needs under the greater Galway Area Drainage Study, a Galway East TD has said.

Independent TD Seán Canney, who received confirmation that the review will be carried out, says he is concerned at the slow progress in providing this infrastructure along the Ardaun Corridor.

“This corridor has been identified as the area for economic development for over 15 years and it is incredible that Irish Water are only now commencing a review of the plan to assess and identify capital investment to meet it needs,” said Deputy Canney.

“Prior to the arrival of Irish Water, a site was identified by Galway Council following a feasibility study, but Irish Water is now going back to an assessment of needs.”

Deputy Canney said that the Ardaun Corridor stretching East from Parkmore is seen as a Strategic Development Area to enable the city to grow to allow for housing, industrial development, and amenities – but said that without wastewater facilities, nothing will progress.

“If we are to build houses and provide jobs for the future generation, we need to provide the infrastructure to ensure Galway City and County grow to reach its full potential,” he said.