Fine Gael Councillor, John Naughten has welcomed the completion of the €2m upgrade to the Monksland Wastewater Treatment Plant.
“The completion of this work will provide the capacity for growth in Monksland and the surrounding area both in terms of population and business which is extremely welcome,” Cllr. Naughten commented.
The South Roscommon based Councillor pointed out that the completed works will also allow the plant to deal with storm conditions.
The work was carried out by Irish Water in conjunction with Roscommon County Council and Glan Agua Ltd.
Work involved inlet work, screens, grit removal and overflow chamber were all upgraded; a new storm water holding tank and associated storm water overflow infrastructure were constructed; improvements were made to sludge handling facilities; the control systems at the plant were upgraded and the old inlet works and disused sludge drying beds were decommissioned and demolished.