Good News for Group Sewerage Schemes – BREEN

December 17th, 2012 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee has today (Monday) been informed by the Environment Minister Phil Hogan T.D. that the grant for the development of Group Sewerage Schemes is set to increase from €2,000 to €6,500 per household. Deputy Breen said that “this development presents an opportunity for Clare County Council to prioritise the development of sewage scheme in Carrigaholt in West Clare.

“This is a very significant development for small communities throughout the Country and it is particularly good news for the village of Carrigaholt which has been waiting for some considerable time for a treatment plan. Cllr Gabriel Keating and I have been campaigning for some time for this project and we had met with Minister Hogan about the project. This increase in funding could now see this project progressed.
Carrigaholt is a vibrant fishing community and the protection of its shell fish industry is essential. As well as fishing the village is an important tourist destination and is very busy during the height of the season.
Now that this grant is increased, I would urge Clare County Council in listing the viable Group Sewage Schemes for consideration that they prioritise Carrigaholt so that they can avail of this funding to provide a treatment plant for the people of the village.”