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Galway County Council will be able to advance the Claregalway and Milltown Sewerage Scheme following the approval granted by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, TD, to proceed to tender stage.

In a letter to Galway West Deputy, Seán Kyne, Minister Hogan confirmed the approval of the project which totals over €13.5 million—€10.68 million for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Design Build Operate contract and €2.87 million for the network contact.

Deputy Kyne said “The recent bathing water figures for our beaches indicates how vital it is that we have proper environmentally secure processes in place for the treatment of sewage. This latest funding for Galway is part of the Department of Environment’s Water Services Investment Programme which is essential in ensuring that we have the highest standard of water supply and waste-water treatment facilities. I know this is an important issue for both the City and County Councils and I hope the latter will be able to proceed with the tendering process so that the works may be complete without delay,” concluded Deputy Kyne.