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Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton has welcomed the approval of the Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan TD for Cork County Council to seek tenders for works on Carrigtwohill Wastewater Plant. These works, which will cost an estimated €17.48 million, will include the upgrading of the wastewater treatment plant and the three main pumping stations in the town.

“I am pleased that funding of €17.48 million is being made available, under the Department of Environment’s Water Services Investment Programme, to upgrade Carrigtwohill wastewater services. The population of Carrigtwohill has increased significantly over the last decade and the improved wastewater treatment infrastruction will mean that the facilities will be able to cater for a further increase in population in the future.

In addition to this the upgrading works will mean the facility complies with the EU’s Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (91/271/EC) ensuring Carrigtwohill Wastewater services meet national standards for sewerage treatment and effluent discharges.

“Given the importance of the scheme locally, I would hope that Cork County Council will be in a position to seek tenders as soon as possible. The construction of an enhanced wastewater plant and pumping stations in Carrigtwohill will provide a modern sewerage infrastructure for the town and surrounding area. The scheme, when completed, will not only cater for current residential, commercial and tourism requirements but will provide a solid platform for future development”, concluded Deputy Stanton.