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Irish Water Welcomes Cabinet Approval For Treatment Plant In Arklow

It paves the way for the long awaited project to provide the town with a waste water treatment facility, which has taken almost 30 years to achieve.

It paves the way for the long awaited project to provide the town with a waste water treatment facility, which has taken almost 30 years to achieve.

The utility says the plant will safeguard the environment, facilitate economic development and provide for a growing population in the town.

Originally set to cost 35 million euro in 2010, the government approved funding of 139 million euro for the project this morning.

Construction is due to get underway next year and take two years to complete.

Speaking to East Coast News, Minister for Higher Education and Wicklow T.D. Simon Harris said this will allow the town of Arklow to develop and grow after years of delay.

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