Sewage Project For Rush Well Advanced – Reilly

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Minister James Reilly (FG) has announced that preparations for a new sewage project for Rush is well underway. The project will connect all of the Rush area into the Regional Sewerage Scheme for Portrane, Donabate, Rush and Lusk. Its main purpose is to stop the flow of raw sewage into the sea at Rush beach.
Reilly said, “Irish Water is ready to put the project out to tender in the next two weeks. I have been speaking to Irish Water looking for updates about this and they told me that the development of this contract is at an advanced stage. The contractors have been pre-qualified and the final tender documents are ready to be issued. This is an incredibly important project and, given the time-critical nature, it is likely that Irish Water will have to commence a Compulsory Purchase Order process in the coming weeks.’’
He continued, “They are still expecting the contract to be awarded in Summer 2016 as planned. This project in Rush will include the construction of three new pumping stations, in addition to an estimated six kilometres of associated sewers. The construction project will link the Rush catchment area to the Wastewater Treatment Plant, which opened in 2013,” he concluded.