Funding approved for County Limerick sewerage scheme

THE Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan has approved an allocation of almost €3m in funding to for the Patrickswell Sewerage Scheme – Networks Contract.

THE Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan has approved an allocation of almost €3m in funding to for the Patrickswell Sewerage Scheme – Networks Contract.

The works involve the construction of a pumping station at Barnakyle together with the laying of some 5.46km foul sewers, 3.2km rising mains. The project will also see the laying of 850 metres of surface water sewers.

Once completed the pumping station and rising main will deliver foul sewage from Patrickswell to the Limerick Main Drainage collection system at Raheen, for treatment at the new Wastewater Treatment Works at Bunlickey. “This contract is included for funding under my Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010 – 2012 as a project to proceed to construction during the lifetime of the Programme,” said the Minister.

Mr Hogan added: “My approval of the necessary funding allows Limerick County Council to complete the contract formalities with the successful tenderer so that the works can start as soon as possible.”

The €2.798 million contract has been awarded to Conwell Contracts Ltd. Lismalone, Brookeborough, County Fermanagh