Contracts ready to be signed for Bandon Sewerage Scheme

Cork Southwest Fine Gael TD Jim Daly has welcomed the confirmation he has received from Minister Phil Hogan that almost €4 million euro has been allocated to Cork County Council to facilitate the upgrade and expansion of the Bandon Sewerage Scheme.

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan has approved the necessary funding to allow Cork County Council to accept the tender of just over €3.95m submitted by SLAC Construction Ltd. for the Bandon Sewerage Scheme stage 2 – Network Contract.
Deputy Jim Daly has welcomed the announcement following a commitment given by the Minister when he visited the town of Bandon last May. “Minister Hogan officially opened my constituency office in Bandon and on that date met with many locals who impressed upon him the devastation visited on the Town in November 2009. I am delighted that Minister Hogan has lived up to his promise to progress this important infrastructural project for the town of Bandon” said Deputy Jim Daly.

This contract involves the upgrade and expansion of the sewerage collection network and in addition provides for flood relief works with the construction of two storm water pumping stations. An advance works contract has already been completed to provide a foul and surface water pumping station at Watergate Street, rising mains, river crossing and associated pipe work.

“I am very much aware of the importance of the Bandon Sewerage Scheme,” the Minister said. “This scheme will provide the Town with modern sewerage infrastructure which will cater for current residential and commercial activities as well as setting a platform for development needs for the foreseeable future,” the Minister added.
“These works can commence as soon as the necessary contract formalities are completed by Cork County Council with the successful tenderer. This is extremely welcome investment of almost 4 million euro in necessary infrastructure in West Cork” concluded Jim Daly