County Clare, IRELAND, Tue 24th July 2007 – Clare County Council has signed a contract worth EUR660k with Response Engineering Ltd. of Charleville, Co. Cork to construct a new wastewater treatment facility for Tulla.
The design-build contract involves provision of a new increased capacity plant at the site of the existing treatment plant in the townland of Cutteen More, located one kilometre south of Tulla.
The scheme, which has been designed on behalf of Clare County Council by Ennis-based Consulting Engineers Paddy Coleman & Associates, will bring spending on this scheme to over EUR1.5m for water services infrastructure in Tulla.
Commenting on the new treatment plant, Hugh McGrath, Senior Executive Engineer, Water Services, Clare County Council stated, “The new plant will provide for a treatment capacity to serve a population equivalent (p.e) of 2000 people, with capability to upgrade to a 3000 p.e also catered for in the design. The contract period is 12 months with an expected completion date of July 2008.”
According to Sean Lenihan, Senior Executive Engineer and Area Engineer, Clare County Council, “In recent years, Clare County Council has carried out works under this scheme to upgrade the Water Supply including construction of a new service reservoir for Tulla and mains replacement in the village.”
“Tulla continues to experience considerable growth in terms of new developments, while this vital piece of infrastructure will allow for the future development of the area”, concluded Mr. Lenihan.
Up to 40% of the funding for the scheme will be provided by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government under the Serviced Land Initiative (SLI) programme.
Note to Editor:
- Hugh McGrath, Senior Executive Engineer, Water Services, Clare County Council is available for interview/further comment. To arrange please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 086-8534900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A high-resolution image of the contract signing is available on request.