Calleary welcomes Belmullet Sewerage Plant progress

MulletFianna Fáil TD for Mayo Dara Calleary has warmly welcomed news that a long mooted Sewerage Treatment Plant for Belmullet has finally been approved.

Deputy Calleary received confirmation of the development from Irish Water this week.

“I am very pleased that following a long period of lobbying on the issue, a Sewerage Treatment Plant for Belmullet appears to be coming closer to fruition.

Irish Water has now completed its review of the Belmullet Sewerage Scheme and will be proceeding with its implementation as a matter of urgency. A detailed project programme is currently being finalised but it is planned to tender the contract later this year with a view to construction starting on site during the first quarter of 2016,” he said.

“The Belmullet, Foxford, and Charlestown sewerage schemes were allocated €14.3 million for network and wastewater treatment plants by the previous Government in 2010.

 I have been campaigning vigourosly for these schemes to move to construction since then and I now look forward to the speedy and successful completion of this much needed project in Belmullet.”