CPOs for Carraroe wastewater plant aim to end ‘unacceptable’ pollution

The compulsory purchase of land at Carraroe to commence the construction of a much needed wastewater treatment plant by Irish Water gets underway today with the publication of details.

It announced that this morning (Thursday ) it will publish the Public Notice for the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO ) to acquire the necessary lands, and wayleaves at Knocksruffaunavana, Carraroe. The CPO will also be submitted to An Bord Pleanála.

The move by Irish Water aims to end the “unacceptable” practice of discharging untreated wastewater into Casla Bay, by developing a new wastewater treatment plant as part of the Carraroe Sewerage Scheme.

A spokesperson for Irish Water said yesterday that the practice of discharging untreated wastewater into Casla Bay was unacceptable.

“The new wastewater treatment plant will bring benefits to Carraroe in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all. Cleaner water will enhance Carraroe’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development,” he said.

The new pipes, pumping station and wastewater treatment plant have all been sized to accommodate an increase in the local population and will facilitate future growth in the area. The project will also ensure that the water quality standards set down by regulatory bodies will be achieved.

The results of this wastewater investment can be seen in works carried out throughout Galway County in Kinvara, Clifden, Mutton Island, Claregalway, Milltown and also in Oughterard.

Further works are planned for Spiddal, Roundstone, Glennamaddy, Ahascragh, Ballygar, and Mountbellew.

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