Key Irish Water upgrade projects are delayed until 2024

Sewage works in Athlone, Arklow, Roscommon and Enniscorthy, designed to stop pollution of rivers and seas and avoid multimillion-euro EU fines, have run into problems

24th May, 2020
Key Irish Water upgrade projects are delayed until 2024
Irish Water is spending €1.2 billion to halt the pollution of rivers and seas in 28 urban areas around the country to avoid the imposition of multimillion euro EU fines

Four key projects that would stop raw sewage being pumped into rivers and seas are facing significant delays, the Irish government has told the European Commission.

Irish Water is spending €1.2 billion to halt the pollution of rivers and seas in 28 urban areas around the country to avoid the imposition of multimillion euro EU fines.

Government correspondence with the European Commission, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, has revealed delays in the utility’s upgrades...

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