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Green light for Athea Sewerage Scheme says Limerick TD

first_imgPictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Print Linkedin TAGSAtheaDublinIrish WaterPatrick O’DonovanPLAN Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Email WhatsAppcenter_img Minister Patrick O’ Donovan announces opening of Limerick heritage site to the public for the first time Minister Patrick O’DonovanLimerick TD and Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan has said he is delighted that Irish Water have signed contracts and approved €1.5million for the sewerage scheme in Athea and that works are to commence.Patrick O’Donovan said that he had received the confirmation from Irish Water as part of regular engagement he has with the company in relation to works on Co. Limerick schemes.“This is great news for the people of Athea. When I became a Minister I prioritised this issue with Irish Water. I asked that a special case would be made for Athea given how long the process had been from the time the scheme was first discussed by Limerick County Council. I have watched this move through consultation with the local community, to planning with the Council and to a situation where we now have the green light to construct.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “In that time I have attended countless meetings in Athea, Limerick and Dublin on the matter to convince people of the merits of this project and of the need for a separate plan. I am delighted today that we have arrived at this point where money has been allocated and the approval has been given to construct.”Patrick O’Donovan added that he was very impressed by the manner in which Irish Water had dealt with the project since they came into existence and in that time a number of hurdles have been crossed.“In 2015 I received a commitment that the upgrade would be completed, and it was estimated at the time that €728,000 would be the cost of the project. However today after all of the phases have been complete contracts have been signed for €1.5million and we are ready to go with a contractor. It’s a great day for the community who have worked with throughout the whole time and we now have achieved the result we set out to reach.” Deputy O’ Donovan concluded.More about politics here. Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Patrick O’Donovan announces €420,000 in funding for Limerick Greenway Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area Advertisement Previous articleGardaí are asking Limerick people to be “Streetwise”Next articleBe Streetwise this Bank Holiday weekend Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPoliticsGreen light for Athea Sewerage Scheme says Limerick TDBy Staff Reporter – May 3, 2018 1020 last_img

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