€7m in the bank for sewerage scheme

Minister Phil Hogan
More than €7.4 is in the bank to pay for the new Laois sewerage scheme for six Laois Towns.

More than €7.4 is in the bank to pay for the new Laois sewerage scheme for six Laois Towns.

Phil Hogan T.D. Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has has approved the funding to allow Laois County Council to award the contract for Laois Grouped Towns Sewerage Scheme – Network Contract in the amount of €7.4 million to Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. This contract is listed as a ‘Contract to Start’ under the Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2013.

The project includes the towns of Abbeyleix, Clonaslee, Durrow, Mountrath, Rathdowney and Stradbally.

“I am glad that the Council has progressed these works, they are now at a stage where the contract will be signed and works will then get underway,” said Minister Hogan.

This is one of three contracts to improve the wastewater infrastructure in Laois. The Minister said his department will be investing a total amount of over €30 million in the overall Grouped Towns Scheme in Laois.

He also noted that this contract is part of the overall allocation of over €53 m in all aspects of Water Services in Laois. “I will be asking Laois County Council to proceed to with these works as soon as possible.”