Minister Hogan grants approval to progress next phase of Balbriggan/Skerries Sewerage Scheme

19/04/2012

Fine Gael TD for Dublin North Deputy Alan Farrell has confirmed that approval has been given to Fingal County Council by Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan T.D. to progress the Balbriggan/Skerries Sewerage Scheme Phase 3 – Dublin Road Pumping Station Contract and to prepare Contract Documents for the work.


“The contract is being funded under his Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013. This approval clears the way for Fingal County Council to prepare Contract Documents for the work.
“Minister Hogan has identified this project as a major step forward in upgrading the existing network and improving water quality in the area. They will relieve a bottleneck in the collecting system and will facilitate future development which is currently restricted due to network capacity problems.”

“Phase1 and Phase 2 of the Balbriggan/Skerries Sewerage Scheme, comprising the construction and extension of a new treatment works and 3 main pumping stations, have recently been completed. Phase 3 involves the upgrading and expansion of the sewer network. The construction of the new pumping station at the Dublin Road in Balbriggan is an Advance Contract of the scheme.

“The Minister has informed me that he will be pressing the Council to progress this contract as soon as possible, and it is my intention to ensure that this project is delivered successfully as a vital piece of infrastructure for Dublin North.”