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Real results for Roscommon Town following €20m investment

The streets have been reinstated, the Uisce Éireann crews have departed but the benefits of the Uisce Éireann works in Roscommon Town will have long lasting benefits. 

Completion of the €20m Roscommon Town Main Drainage scheme means the community can grow, the water quality in the Jiggy and Hind rivers can improve, and the risk of sewer flooding has been reduced. 

Uisce Éireann's Eunan Canavan is proud of the work carried out. 

"The benefits of the works in terms of the development of the town are immense, supporting housing and commercial development. The original sewer network was overloaded but our works means it can now provide for both current and future population growth in the town."

"It's also good news for water quality in the local rivers, ensuring compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive to protect our environment." 

Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council John Keogh has welcomed the major infrastructural project. In his election as Cathaoirleach address last year, Cllr Keogh gave a commitment to promote Roscommon as a tourism destination. 

"I said from the outset that in order to enable growth and development infrastructure is needed and the Roscommon Town Main Drainage Scheme is a vital piece of the jigsaw puzzle in terms of promoting tourism and job creation.

As part of the project crews installed more than 7km of new sewers and upgraded and constructed pumping stations across the town. 

Eunan thanked the people of Roscommon Town for their patience while works were underway. 

"We understand the inconvenience projects of this magnitude can have on local businesses and residents. Uisce Éireann is grateful for the community's support while we delivered this critical project for the people of Roscommon town.

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