Work cannot begin fast enough on major upgrades to wastewater treatment at Belgooly, after the project was greenlit by Irish Water, Cork South West Deputy Christopher O’Sullivan says.
The upgrades to local wastewater infrastructure by Irish Water at Belgooly, as well as Ballineen/Enniskeane and Ballinspittle, will provide more capacity for the development of new homes, and ensure wastewater is treated properly.
“It’s huge news for Belgooly in particular. One of my first visits as a TD was to the residents of Riverbank estate in Belgooly, where I witnessed first-hand the terrible smells that they have had to put up with,” Deputy O’Sullivan said. “Since then I have had several meetings with minister Darragh O’Brien and I have highlighted their situation on my feet in the Dáil. This upgrade will ensure that these smells will be a thing of the past. Well done to the community for your efforts.”
Deputy O’Sullivan said he will now pursue timelines for design and construction. “These very significant upgrades will allow Ballineen/Enniskeane, Belgooly and Ballinspittle to unlock growth and development. It will allow Local Authorities to make plans on housing and development into the future,” he said.
The areas where the upgrades will occur are: Belgooly - The project will amalgamate and consolidate existing wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Belgooly area into a single WWTP with capacity to cater for the existing development and projected growth.
Ballinspittle - The project will amalgamate and consolidate existing wastewater treatment infrastructure in the Ballinspittle area with capacity to cater for the existing development and projected growth. The projects are among 21 selected for upgrades nationwide.