On a recent visit to Youghal the Minister for Environment Heritage and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, met with representatives from Youghal Town and Cork County Councils. They discussed the urgent need to allocate funding to proceed with the long awaited wastewater treatment plant.
“Youghal is in serious need of a wastewater treatment plant. The current situation, whereby untreated waste is being pumped directly into the sea is just not acceptable”, said Deputy Stanton.
“Tourism is the main industry in Youghal now, and as much effort as possible must be made to ensure that this sector is developed. In addition to the Blackwater Estuary which is an excellent asset for watersports, Youghal also has a number of great beaches around the town. It is important that the quality and cleanliness of the beach and estuary are maintained. A proper, modern wastewater treatment plant is integral to this.
“I have made a very strong case to the Minister and I am very hopeful that we may see some funding being allocated for a wastewater treatment plant in Youghal over the next few weeks.