Glangevlin Group Water Scheme seeks € 200,000 for Network Repairs

West Cavan Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley has welcomed the
submission of an application for funding through the Environment
Section of Cavan County Council to the Department of the Environment
for funding to complete Phase 2 of the Network Rehabilitation of the
Glangevlin Group Water Scheme.

‘I congratulate the Committee of Glangevlin GWS for the huge efforts
they have made over the past few years to bring this Scheme up to the
highest standards. Firstly, as part of the West Cavan Bundle the
treatment works were upgraded and in the past two years, I was pleased
to work closely with the Committee to secure funding for Phase One of
the network upgrade, funding granted under the previous Government.
Cavan County Council has made every effort to work closely with Group
Schemes and Glangevlin GWS has benefited from very practical help and
encouragement from Eoin Doyle, Director of Service and all Council
Staff in the Water Section.’

The Glangevlin GWS covers a very significant geographic area and pipe
network. The cost of operating the Scheme are significant with a small
number of households and farm holding served given in the low level of
population meaning. It is therefore very difficult to raise sufficient
funds locally to operate the Scheme.

‘The local Committee and Cavan County Council have done the ground
work, put detailed plans together. This, together with a host of other
applications in the County, including for the provision of a Sewerage
Treatment System for the Village of Milltown have been submitted to
the Department of the Environment, Community and Rural Government. All
of the work is much needed. It is now for the Government
Representatives and Minster Hogan to make a substantial allocation to
the County to allow this much needed work to commence, encourage the
great people on these committees to continue with their efforts and
give local contractors and their staff much needed work.’