Kildare Fianna Fáil Senator, Fiona O’Loughlin has welcomed the announcement of upgrade works at Timolin Waste Water Treatment Plant to provide additional capacity for growth.
Senator O’Loughlin commented, “This is great news for the area. This upgrade will unlock growth and development by ensuring the treatment infrastructure is in place to meet the needs of the region.
“My Fianna Fáil colleague and Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien recently announced the Housing for All plan and this is one of Irish Water’s key initiatives in supporting the delivery of this plan.”
Fiona added: “Working in partnership with the Local Authority, this 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.
“This is crucial to us all in South Kildare. We are seeing our towns and villages continue to grow and expand, and that is very positive, but we need to see our infrastructural development keeping pace. I have raised the issue of infrastructure in South Kildare with Minister O’Brien on a number of occasions, and am pleased to see that Irish Water will be carrying out these works”
Irish Water has announced 21 projects nationwide to enable Local Authorities to make plans on housing and development into the short and medium term supporting their regional and local development plans.
The project will now continue through the next stages including design, detailed planning, procurement and approvals. Further updates on the budget and timelines for delivery will be provided in due course.