FUND­ING OF €4.41M FOR SCHEME Drainage con­tract gets the go-ahead

Bray People - - NEWS - ES­THER HAY­DEN

FUND­ING has been ap­proved by the Depart­ment of the En­vi­ron­ment al­low­ing Dún LaoghaireRath­down County Coun­cil to ac­cept the €4.41m ten­der of Road­bridge Ltd for the Bray to Shanganagh Net­work Con­tract of the Shanganagh Bray Main Drainage Scheme. The con­tract is be­ing fi­nanced un­der the Min­is­ter’s Wa­ter Ser­vices In­vest­ment Pro­gramme 2010–2012.

Work is al­ready un­der­way on the con­struc­tion of the new state-ofthe-art waste­water treat­ment plant at Shanganagh, and the pipe­line to be con­structed un­der this lat­est con­tract will con­vey waste­water from Bray to Shanganagh for treat­ment prior to dis­charge. The over­all scheme will ben­e­fit both the Shanganagh and Bray catch­ments. ‘I ex­pect very sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ments in en­vi­ron­men­tal and wa­ter qual­ity stan­dards to ac­crue from this scheme’, said Min­is­ter Ea­mon Ó Cuív. ‘It re­flects the Gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to con­tin­u­ing in­vest­ment in the coun­try’s waste­water in­fra­struc­ture to en­sure that dis­charges into our rivers, lakes and coastal wa­ter meet the high­est in­ter­na­tional stan­dards.’

The Min­is­ter con­firmed that his ap­proval clears the way for work to com­mence and that he ‘will be ask­ing Dún Laoghaire-Rath­down County Coun­cil to get con­struc­tion un­der­way as quickly as pos­si­ble’.

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