€1.1 million grant for Fintown water supply upgrade


 March 15, 2017
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Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher Leas Cheann Comhairle has confirmed a grant of €1.1 million euro for the upgrading of the Fintown water supply, the approval will see significant improvements to the quality of the water supply to the Fintown area.

The project announced by Irish Water will see 5km of water mains being laid in the Glenties, Fintown and Meenahalla areas.

The works to be carried out under this scheme will include replacement of 1 Km of water mains at Fintown, 2.9 Km mains in Glenties and 800 meters in Meenahalla – a further two booster pumping stations will be constructed at Shallogans and at Strabouy.

It is expected that all works will be completed by Irish Water within 4 months and the system made operational by then.

Pat the Cope added that when the upgrade works on the Glenties – Fintown water network will be completed, it will bring the water supply to these areas to the highest required standards.

He said: “This is welcome news as I had being lobbying for these improvement works since I was re-elected to the Dáil in 2016. The grant approved by Irish Water will solve the ongoing problems with the water supply and water quality in the Fintown area and the standard of water can now be guaranteed and a consistency of supply for all users which is essential nowadays.

“I would like to thank the officials who prepared and brought this plan for final approval – the improvement works on the water supply for the Fintown- Glenties area will be of huge benefit to all these communities and local residents in the years ahead , today’s announcement will see 450 consumers directly benefit from these improvement works,” concluded Pat the Cope.