Hogan approves Ballyhale waste water treatment plant

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan has approved the inclusion of the Ballyhale Wastewater Treatment plant in the small schemes funding element of the Rural Water Programme.

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan has approved the inclusion of the Ballyhale Wastewater Treatment plant in the small schemes funding element of the Rural Water Programme.

As the Council have identified remedial works to the plant, which can be carried out before the end of the year, the Minister has agreed that these works can be funded from the 2011 Rural Water Programme.

Work is continuing on developing proposals under the Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2012, for the procurement of the other contracts under the Kilkenny Grouped Villages and Sewerage Scheme, with a view to advancing these contracts to procurement as soon as possible.

“The provision of funding under the Rural Water Programme for Ballyhale Waste Water Treatment Plant will allow the council to press ahead immediately with much needed upgrade works”, the Minister said.