Labour Party Senator Mary Moran has welcomed the news that Environment Minister Phil Hogan has approved the preliminary report for Omeath Sewerage Scheme.
“I am delighted that approval has been given for these works to be included in the Water Services Investment Programme in view of the on-going water quality issues in the area,” Senator Moran said.
“This area is one of outstanding natural beauty and Carlingford Lough provides a significant proportion of the mussels landed in Ireland. It is imperative that water quality is of the highest possible standard in order to facilitate the aquaculture activities in this locality. In all the Government is investing over €37 million in the county under the Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013 which is split between 18 projects dealing with waste water treatment, water supply and water conservation. The development of new sewerage infrastructure will ensure that Carlingford Lough can maintain the highest possible standards in water quality by national and international standards.”