Doonbeg wastewater treatment plant selected for upgrade

Clare Independent T.D. Michael McNamara says Doonbeg wastewater treatment plant has been selected for upgrade as part of Irish Water’s Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme.

Deputy McNamara, who has pressed the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and Clare County Council on the issue since early last year, received confirmation of the upgrade from Irish Water today.

He said, “The investment in the local wastewater infrastructure will provide additional capacity for the development of new homes, while ensuring that wastewater continues to be treated to an appropriate standard.”

“The delivery of improved wastewater treatment capacity in Doonbeg and surrounding areas will be very much welcomed by the community and local businesses. This will bring big benefits to the area by ensuring the infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of the village as it continues to grow into the future,” he added.

“Irish Water, working in partnership with Clare County Council, will now continue through the next stages including design, detailed planning, procurement and approvals. Irish Water says that further updates on the budget and timelines for delivery will be provided in due course,” concluded Deputy McNamara.