Cllr Laurence Fallon & Denis Naughten TD photographed at Knockcroghery where a new sewerage scheme has been given the green light
Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the signing of contracts by Roscommon County Council for the construction of a new sewerage treatment plant for the village of Knockcroghery.
Denis Naughten welcomed the signing of the contract and stated that the investment in Knockcroghery village is an important piece of infrastructure not only for existing homes and businesses but for the long term development of the local community.
The announcement was also welcomed by local Councillor, Laurence Fallon, who pointed out that there are 13 sewerage schemes included as part of this capital investment project costing €6.5m by the company EPS Ltd., for the provision of new and upgraded wastewater treatment plants at various locations in the county under the Roscommon Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme.
“While the overall project will take 18/24 months, I hope that the Knockcroghery scheme will prioritised,” concluded Cllr. Fallon
Editor’s Note: The tender includes capital funding of €6.495 million from EPS Ltd., for the provision of new and upgraded wastewater treatment plants at various locations in the county under the Roscommon Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme.
The design build operate (DBO) tender submitted by EPS Ltd. Also included an estimated cost of just over €8 million for the operation and maintenance of the ten plants together with a further three plants recently built.
The Towns and Villages Sewerage Scheme is included for funding under the Department of the Environment Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012Under the contract new wastewater treatment plants will be provided at Arigna, Creagh, Frenchpark, Hodson Bay, Knockcroghery and Loughglynn, while the existing facilities at Ballinlough, Ballyleague, Lanesborough, Elphin and Strokestown will be upgraded.
The successful tenderer EPS Ltd will be required to design and build the ten treatment plants and to operate them for Roscommon County Council for 20 years, together with the operation of three new wastewater treatment plants already in place in Cootehall, Lisacul and Tulsk