The Government’s approval of funding for the upgrading of the Shannon Sewerage Scheme will significantly expand the quality and scale of the water and wastewater infrastructure in the town. The funding will enable Clare County Council to accept the tender of just over Eur1 million, submitted by Glen Agua, to provide for significant mechanical and electrical upgrading works at four pumping stations on the scheme.
“The existing pumps are over 45 years old. This project will provide capacity to support economic growth and to facilitate new development, while also preserving environmental and water quality standards,” says Shannon Senator Tony Mulcahy. The project is being funded under the Government’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010–2013.