Councillor Patsy O'Brien

Water works approved in south Mayo

A Mayo County Councillor has confirmed that the total cost of the Robeen Group Water Scheme (GWS) has been awarded by the Department of Housing, Local Government, and Heritage, and contractors have already been hired.

South Mayo Councillor Patsy O’Brien says Winters Plant Hire will take on the refurbishment of the Robeen GWS reservoir and the construction of the inter-connector pipeline between Robeen GWS and Lough Carra GWS.

"The Department initially approved €1,800,000 for this project, but the tender report from the consultant engineers revealed that an additional funding allocation of €679,887 was required before we could award the construction contract,” he said.

Engineers at Mayo County Council made a request to the department for the additional funding and have recently been informed that they will receive the full cost of €2,479,887 for the project.

"This will greatly benefit the area and will make a big difference in the lives of families who live there,” added Councillor O’Brien. "Thanks to the engineers of Mayo County Council who are pushing this forward and the hard-working committee for their time and dedication.

"Clean water is the most basic of human rights and I will continue to monitor the progress of this project closely until its completion."