End in sight to Newmarket-on-Fergus sewage issues
- Planning almost ready to be submitted
- Positive news for growth of village
Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe has welcomed confirmation from Irish Water that on plans to upgrade the sewage treatment plant serving Newmarket-on-Fergus are at an advanced stage.
Survey work has now been completed and an application for planning is ready to be submitted by the end of Q2 2022.
After this, it is hoped that a tender can be issued for the construction.
“This is hugely positive news for the village of Newmarket-on-Fergus,” said Deputy Crowe.
“These works will see the relocation of the existing treated effluent outfall from the current discharge point at the Lough Gash turlough.
“The growth of Newmarket has been limited for quite some time now due to the capacity of the treatment of sewage in the village.
“The key thing about upgrading this infrastructure is that it means that this hurdle can be overcome and this makes Newmarket more attractive to young families looking to set up home and indeed to young people from Newmarket-on-Fergus who have left but would be keen to move back to put down roots.
“I’ve been over and back with Irish Water and Minister Darragh O’Brien on this issue and have worked closely with Councillor Pat McMahon to bring this to a resolution.
“It’s key now that there are no further delays to addressing the sewage issues in Newmarket and Cllr McMahon and I will work our utmost and continue to liaise with Irish Water to ensure that this is the case”.