Cllr. Orla Leyden has welcomed investment in the Roscommon Main Drainage Sewerage Scheme, stating that this is important infrastructure for the county town.
Cllr. Leyden said that Irish Water will improve the sewer network in Roscommon town by upgrading the existing network and constructing new sewers, pumping stations and storm water holding tanks.
Once completed, Cllr. Leyden stated that incidence of storm water overflows and pollution events will greatly decrease. It will reduce the risk of sewers flooding; improve water quality in the Jiggy and Hind rivers, ensure compliance with Irish and EU regulations and facilitate economic development.
Roscommon County Council has recently granted planning permission for these works.
This project will include the construction of new higher capacity sewers, pumping stations and storm water holding tanks.
It is anticipated that construction will commence at the end of 2020 and is expected to be completed within 18 months. Irish Water will be in contact with local businesses and residents who will benefit from these works ahead of construction.