Latest Laois News: Greens welcome upgrade to Ballyroan wastewater treatment plant
Ballyroan Water System Upgrade Welcomed by Greens
The selection of Ballyroan wastewater treatment plant for upgrade as part of the Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme, is being welcomed by local Green Party representative Sean McManus.
“I am happy to hear about this expansion of the wastewater treatment plant in Ballyroan,” he says. “It’s important to support villages like this with the necessary infrastructure to allow development of the area and the increase in housing to the local area that will bring. There have been too many instances in Laois in recent times of a lack of capacity in the water systems – such as the refused planning permission in Ratheven or the issues at the Hermitage estate. It is important to invest in our water infrastructure.”
This investment in the local wastewater infrastructure will provide additional capacity for the development of new homes, while ensuring that wastewater continues to be treated to an appropriate standard. Ballyroan was selected following detailed consultation with the Local Authority to identify and prioritise areas for investment.
Minister Pippa Hackett also welcomed the news.
“The Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme is specifically designed to ensure that places like Ballyroan are looked after. Properly functioning wastewater treatment plans are essential for the development of a village and the protection of its environment, so this is very good news.”