An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today officially turned the first sod ahead of construction getting underway on the new Breaffy Village Sewerage Scheme later this week. Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility responsible for providing and developing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland, is to invest approximately €2.8 million in the project which is due for completion by mid-2016.

Currently the village of Breaffy has no public sewer network or treatment facilities, with all existing properties in the village served by individual septic tanks or treatment systems which percolate to ground.

This project will provide 3 new pumping stations and a new sewer network in the village. Effluent will be carried to the first new pumping station on Cottage Road and onwards to the existing Kilkenny Cross pumping station. A second new pumping station at Breaghwy will collect effluent from Breaghwy and Lisnarnan and a third in the town land of Carrickhill will collect effluent from Carrickhill, Roemore, Creggannavar and Lisgowel.

Speaking at the sod-turning, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, TD, said, "A safe and secure water network is vital to meet the needs of local communities such as Breaffy. This project is part of a larger investment in the water infrastructure in Mayo. We have to continue to invest in a system that is currently not fit for purpose. The €29 million being spent in this county alone will give communities across Mayo a safe, secure water supply and waste water services that will continue to meet community needs into the future.’’


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