3rd October 2012

Fine Gael TD for Kildare North, Anthony Lawlor, warmly welcomes the announcement today (Wednesday) by Minister Phil Hogan that the €15.7 million contract to develop the Castlewarden to Ballygoran Water Service has been awarded to Ward & Burke Construction Company by Kildare County Council. This contract will involve the construction of 17km of distribution watermains, an additional reservoir and ancilliary works at Ballygoran.

“I am delighted that the next stage in this vital development has been completed .The contract, which is awarded under the Department of Environment Water Services Investment Programme 2010-2013 will be of huge benefit to Maynooth, Celbridge, Leixlip and Straffan. The new infrastructure, which will lessen the dependency on supply from Fingal County Council, is set to provide an excellent quality water service to both businesses and homes alike. It will especially benefit the supply of water to the larger multi national companies in area.

“This Water Services Programme is further proof of this Government’s commitment to assist business in Ireland. Not alone will the development secure jobs in the region for the duration of the contract, but the investment will also have a long lasting positive impact on enterprise in Kildare North.

“I am hoping that Kildare County Council will be in a position to finalise the contract arrangements without delay in order for construction to commence without delay”.