The people of Mitchelstown are still awaiting news on the timeline for the upgrades on the Waste Water Treatment Plant, as well as what the ‘interim solution’ will look like – or if it is feasible.

The last update, at May’s Northern Committee meeting, stating that funding had been committed by Irish Water for interim works, to ‘bring the plant up to its maximum design capacity’. It was stated at the May meeting that updates would be due ‘in a few weeks’. 

Irish Water are in the process of devising a long-term solution for the treatment plant.

However, as works for this are not foreseen to be completed until at least 2025, it was agreed with Irish Water that an interim solution would be investigated to allow some housing developments to progress in Mitchelstown.

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