Clonbullogue Water Scheme upgrade planned

Offaly County Council is planning to upgrade the public water supply in Clonbullogue.

Offaly County Council is planning to upgrade the public water supply in Clonbullogue.

“At present there can be problems of low pressure in some areas and this needs to be addressed in order to ensure adequacy of supply of good quality water to everyone served by this scheme,” explained Cllr Noel Bourke this week.

He said that the proposed work will entail a new storage reservoir of 400 cubic metres, a new 150mm diameter rising main of approximately 2925 metres in length between the existing production borehole and the proposed reservoir and site development work such as a control house, roadway, perimeter fencing and access gate.

“The proposed work is going through the Part 8 Planning process at present and full details can be seen by members of the public in Offaly County Council offices in the Town Hall in Edenderry or in Aras an Chontae in Tullamore,” added Cllr Bourke who suggested that those who wish to know more should call there to see the details of the proposed works.

Cllr Bourke said that the Council is also planning to upgrade the public water supply in Geashill and that this is going through the Part 8 Planning process also. Detail can be seen in the Council’s offices in Edenderry or Tullamore.

Cllr Bourke said that he looks forward to these two matters progressing and will continue his contacts with the Council about ensuring that the necessary funding for the two projects is secured from the Department.