Approval granted for Council to progress €1 million investment for Galway City under National Water Conservation Programme
Galway City Council will be able to proceed with the conservation works necessary under the Water Conservation Programme following approval for the €1 million investment from Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, TD.
In a letter to Galway West Deputy, Seán Kyne, Minister Hogan confirmed the acceptance of the €1 million tender from an Irish company, G Kelly Site Development Ltd which has its headquarters in Dundalk, Co. Louth.
Commented Deputy Kyne: “Following Galway’s recent chequered history in terms of public water supply, I’m delighted to see further investment on top of the recent Tonabrucky investment which will help our City Council to identify and reduce losses from the public supply.
“The €1 million investment for Galway City is part of the Water Services Investment Programme for 2010 – 2013 and is essential in improving the capacity of our city’s water supply as well as generating savings for the Council by implementing a system to detect and repair leaks and to replace older, inefficient parts of the network.
“Such investment is crucial and demonstrates the commitment at Government level to up-grading and maintaining our public water supplies despite the challenging budgetary context. Without doubt such investment has been greatly assisted by the Household Charge and I would like to thank all those Galway citizens who have paid the charge which is directly benefiting our local communities,” concluded Deputy Kyne.