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Matthews Welcomes Water Mains Upgrades for Barndarrig and Roundwood

Deputy Steven Matthews, Green Party TD for Wicklow, has said that the installation of new state-of-the-art water mains will improve water quality and ensure access to a safe and consistent supply of water for communities in Barndarrig and Roundwood. Works have been completed on the construction of more than 3km of watermains and ancillary works linking Barndarrig to Redcross Water Treatment Plant and a further 4km of watermains in Roundwood between the R764 and Vartry Water Treatment Plant. There has also been an upgrade to the local wastewater network from Barndarrig to Redcross.




Welcoming the improvements to Wicklow’s water supply, Deputy Matthews said:


“I am delighted that works have been completed on the new water mains in Barndarrig and Roundwood. These upgrades will address the water quality issues and restrictions to supply that have been affecting residents in these areas. It’s brilliant news for our local communities in South Wicklow, who will now have access to clean, safe and reliable drinking water supplies.


“Upgrading water infrastructure is key to enabling the sustainable development of our rural towns and villages across Wicklow. As well as these upgrades to the Barndarrig and Roundwood water mains, works have started on the Aughrim-Annacurra Water Supply Scheme and there has been significant progress on the construction of the Arklow Wastewater Treatment Plant.


“Providing high-quality water supplies benefits both households and businesses and is incredibly important for improving public health, protecting marine biodiversity and facilitating the construction of residential housing developments. The Green Party has a long-term vision for ensuring the sustainability of our water supplies and we are turning this into a reality in Government.


“I look forward to engaging further with Wicklow County Council, Irish Water and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage on initiatives to improve water quality across County Wicklow. I am always happy to meet with local residents and groups, and if there are any specific issues in relation to water quality, I would encourage people to get in touch with me directly to discuss it”, concluded Deputy Matthews.


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