Fine Gael Meath West TD, Ray Butler, has said that Meath is to benefit significantly from Irish Water investment, with €1.9 million being provided to improve drinking water quality and supply for over 15,000 homes across the county.
“This is really great news for the future of Meath’s water supply and the quality of our drinking water.
“The existing water treatment plant is almost 35 years old now and so it needs substantial investment to upgrade the treatment processes and expand the capacity of the plant. This is exactly the kind of thing that Irish Water was set up to do, in order to ensure safe, quality, drinking water for everyone.
“EPS Ltd have been appointed by Irish Water and Meath County Council to carry out this vital upgrade work, which I am told will commence in January 2016 and should be completed by December 2016. When the work is finished, the many homes and businesses in Kells, Oldcastle, Crossakiel, Kilskyre, Dromone, Carlanstown and surrounding areas will benefit from an improved quality of drinking water and security of supply to meet current and future demand.
“Irish Water invested €340 million in improving water and wastewater services last year and will invest over €410 million in improving water services this year. This spend will increase over subsequent years. Meath people are already seeing real return for their investment in water, with local projects benefiting. These vital works will ensure clean, safe, drinking water and sustainable wastewater treatment for future generations to come”.