The Roscommon Town Main Drainage Scheme is on course to finish early next year.
GMC, on behalf of Irish Water, have been working on a complex scheme that includes more than 7km of new sewer infrastructure, new and upgraded pumping stations and storm water overflows. The project has also seen the tunnelling of a pipe under Roscommon’s railway line and River Jiggy.
Around 90% of the pipelines are complete with works on public roads coming to an end within the next few weeks.
The outlying pumping stations at Ardsallagh, Ballinagard and Castlerea Rd are well progressed, with site finishes now commencing on all three sites. Works at the Waste Water Treatment Plant are progressing well with two of the three main shafts (7.5m and 20m diameter) now bottomed out at depths of in excess of 10m. Works on the final large diameter shaft (17.5m) commenced in recent days.
Project Manager Allen Dolan confirmed the works are on track and thanked local residents and traders for their patience.
He said: “GMC would like to thank the people of Roscommon for their continued support with the works. We are nearing the finish line with the project on course to finish in early 2023. These vital works will benefit the entire region when it’s completed.”
Irish Water’s Regional Delivery Lead Eunan Canavan added:
“Irish Water is committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy. This project will also protect our environment by reducing the risk of sewer flooding in Roscommon Town and eliminating non-compliant sewer overflows into the River Jiggy.”
Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council Joe Murphy also hailed the project.
He said: “The project is moving along quickly and with little disruption to traffic. The benefits of these works in terms of the development of Roscommon Town are immense – the capacity increase in the wastewater network will support housing and commercial development.
“People want to live and work in their own communities and this project is supporting the growth of the town.”