Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport and Dublin West TD Leo Varadkar has announced a €500,000 investment in the sewerage network in Blanchardstown.
The funding will be used to install seven new flow monitoring devices, which will monitor the flow of waste water and sewage through the area, and will also replace two existing ones.
These new monitors will give Fingal County Council a clearer picture of how waste water and sewage is flowing underground through the Blanchardstown area.
Minister Varadkar described this as an important Government investment in the local authority infrastructure for Blanchardstown, and the wider area. It will give the council a better picture of how the existing sewerage network is operating, and provide more accurate monitoring of inflows from Co. Meath, as well as outflows to the Dublin City Council area.
“Blanchardstown and Dublin 15 have seen a lot of new developments in recent years, so it’s important to continue investing in vital local authority services,” Minister Varadkar said.
In particular, it will allow Fingal County Council to plan for the future, and determine whether existing capacity is sufficient to deal with demand.
The funding was confirmed recently by Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Phil Hogan TD. It has been allocated under the Water Services Investment Programme 2012-2013.