Welby welcomes next stage of Oughterard sewage plant

The next stage in the construction of the new sewerage treatment plant for Oughterard is vital as it will tackle pollution in Lough Corrib and improve business in the town.

This is the view of Independent Connemara councillor Thomas Welby. He has welcomed the announcement that the Galway County Council has been given permission to proceed to the next stage of construction of the new sewerage treatment plant for Oughterard by the Department of Environment.

The work is part of an ongoing effort to construct a new treatment plant to service the town and also stop the ongoing environmental damage to Lough Corrib. The county council will advertise for consultants and a shortlist will be made. The appointed consultants will then draw up detailed design and tender documents for the scheme.

“This is a badly needed scheme,” said Cllr Welby, “especially in relation to the ongoing environmental damage to Lough Corrib and economic decline that has occurred in Oughterard. It is imperative this scheme is progressed as quickly as possible.”

Cllr Welby said he will impress on the Government representatives the need to ring fence the necessary funding to complete the scheme.

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