Good progress made on Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant

Arklow river
Sinn Fein TD for Wicklow John Brady has said that he is optimistic that the long awaited project is now progressing, and plans will be submitted to An Bord Pleanala soon.
 Teachta Brady said:

“Arklow has waited decades for a waste water treatment plant. The town has been let down time and again over the years by previous governments who tuned a blind eye to the crying need for such vital infrastructure in Arklow. I have met and have had continuous communications with Irish Water over the last few months it would appear that the project is finally taking on a healthy shape.”

“A site is confirmed at North Quay, Ferrybank and the public have been involved in consultative meetings. Numerous Inspections have been completed and Irish Water has carried out a marine site investigation which will include archaeological and ecological surveys. Irish Water is currently liaising with Wicklow County Council regarding the design of the Plant and will be put out for public consultation over the coming weeks.”

“I encourage all interested parties to attend the drop in information events which are scheduled; Thursday 19th and Thursday 26th October at Arklow Municipal District Offices from 2pm to 8pm. We in Sinn Fein have supported and argued for the Waste Water Treatment Plant for years and we are determined to keep the project on track. The plant could help transform Arklow in terms of housing, business investment and job creation. We all have a responsibility now to do what we can to see it through.”

Teachta Brady concluded “The sewage treatment plant is key to unlocking Arklow’s potential and I will continue to engage with all key stakeholders until it’s delivered.”

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