The €2.44m contract includes for the design and construction of a new pumping station, wastewater treatment plant and rising main. A trunk sewer diverting flows to the new pumping station will also be constructed.
“Approximately 4,000 customers will benefit from the provision of these high quality wastewater treatment facilities, representing a doubling of the existing plant’s capacity,” explained Mr. Paul Crowe, Director of Services, Limerick County Council.
He added: “The existing waste water treatment plant does not have adequate capacity to allow the town develop and expand into the future. In addition, the existing plant cannot provide an adequate level of treatment to comply with recently introduced regulations. The new plant will provide the additional capacity required for the town’s development, while also ensuring that the water quality of the River Loobagh is protected.”
The contractor for the project is Coffey Water Ltd., Athenry, Co. Galway. The Consulting Engineer for the project is WYG Consulting Engineers, Curaheen Road, Bishopstown, County Cork. The project is funded by Limerick County Council and the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government through the Water Services Investment Programme.
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