Latest Laois News: Green light for Castletown Waste Treatment Plant upgrade welcomed
Local Minister of State welcomes green light for Castletown Waste Treatment Plant Upgrade
Upgrade to Castletown Waste Water Treatment Plant Approved – Fleming
Minister of State in the Department of Finance Sean Fleming TD welcomed the news that Laois County Council has granted planning permission to Irish Water for the upgrade to Castletown waste water treatment plant.
“This is important news for the village as the waste water facilities have been under pressure for some time now in Castletown.
Upgrade works compromise of the following: Construction of a storm water holding tank complete with cleaning system and access stairs, final effluent wash water pumping station, Control kiosk and all ancillary site development works including hard and soft landscaping.
The first piece of work which must be completed is that Irish Water must engage the services of a suitably qualified archaeologist to carry out an archaeological assessment of the site. On completion of this work they must submit a written report to the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Where archaeological material/features are shown to be present, preservation on site, preservation by record (excavation) or monitoring may be required.
I look forward to the archaeological work being completed promptly so that the upgrade works by Irish Water can commence as soon as possible.”