Enhancing Water Quality & Addressing Pollution

Posted July 3rd, 2019

In Derry last week I launched a major cross-border project which aims to improve water quality through enhanced wastewater treatment.

The Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL) project, which has been awarded €35m under the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body, will see the construction of new wastewater treatment works as well as upgrades to sewerage networks on both sides of the border to address wastewater pollution.

Without safe and reliable water and wastewater infrastructure, social and economic development cannot happen. So I was pleased to officially launch the SWELL project which will play an important role in improving water quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle through cross-border partnership working.

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