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Ballymahon gets green light for "significant" water network upgrade

Fresh from confirmation Center Parcs is to secure access to Ireland's gas pipeline, there is more good news for Ballymahon this afternoon with revelations the south Longford town is to get a major water upgrade.

Details over the announcement were confirmed by local Fine Gael TD Peter Burke this lunchtime.

Mr Burke said he had received confirmation from Irish Water that Ballymahon would be subject to a "significant water network upgrade" over the coming months.

The Longford-Westmeath TD said the announcement came in the wake of several complaints and representations he had made to the state utility  on behalf of local constituents.

“I was delighted to receive notice from an official in Irish Water responsible for handling complaints from Oireachtas members that there will be a comprehensive upgrade to the water works on Main Street, Ballymahon which will begin shortly," he said.

“I have been informed that contracts are prepared and are due for signing in the coming weeks.  Irish Water have given a commitment to myself and to Longford County Council that the large-scale project will be completed by April 2018."

For more on this story, see tomorrow's Longford Leader.

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