Work has begun on a €7 million scheme by Irish water and Galway County Council to upgrade the sewerage infrastructure in Glenamaddy.
Improvements being made to the sewerage system include the the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Mountkelly and a new pumping station on the Creggs Road.
In addition 700m of existing sewers will be upgrade or rehabilitated, and a further 1,700m of new rising main and outfall sewers will be laid.
The contract for the project has been awarded to the Kilcolgan based Ward and Burke Construction, with work expected to be completed by 2020.
Commenting on the project Colm Boyd of Irish Water, stated “Irish Water faces a serious challenge with the size and scale of issues with the wastewater across the country.”
“A sewer network and treatment plant that is fit for purpose is essential in order to support business and social development in Glenamaddy, and these works will facilitate ongoing growth.”
This project is part of an investment plan by Irish Water that aims to invest €5.5 billion on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.
Irish Water have said that once completed the improved sewerage system in Glenamaddy will lead to “improved public and environmental health, and provide a platform for social and economic development”.