Keavney calls for progress on Moville Greencastle Sewerage Scheme

Senator Cecilia Keavney is calling for progress on the Moville Greencastle Sewerage Scheme, saying that delays in improving infrastructure are hampering development in the area.

A proposal to develop a treatment plant at Carnagarve as part of the scheme has been vociferously opposed locally, while confusion reigned for years over whether or not an Environmental Impact Study was needed.

At present, that's in the hands of An Bord Pleanala, and the project remains stalled.

The Department of the Environment says Moville has a population equivalent of 2,000 discharging into freshwater and, as such, should have had secondary treatment of its waste water in place since the end of 2005.

Almost five years on, Senator Keavney says it's not acceptable that the project is still only at the planning stage............

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