Athlone community art project illuminates path to protect the River Shannon

As the summer season approaches, Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Westmeath County Council, is making significant progress on the Athlone Main Drainage Sewerage Scheme.

Advancing with the installation of almost three kilometres of underground sewerage pipes, the project moves closer to its primary objective of mitigating sewer flooding risks in Athlone and addressing non-compliant sewer overflows into the River Shannon.

Art on the Hoarding at Burgess Park

On April 11, a burst of vibrant hues illuminated Uisce Éireann’s hoarding as students from St Mary’s Primary School and Technological University of the Shannon (TUS ), joined forces to create a captivating masterpiece. In collaboration with Ward & Burke Construction Limited and Tidy Towns Athlone, together they adorned the hoarding surrounding the primary compound of the Athlone Main Drainage Sewerage Scheme in Burgess Park.

Embracing the theme of ‘Protecting Athlone’s Waterways Together,’ the hoarding now showcases vibrant outlines of colourful handprints, symbolising the community spirit intrinsic to this project and its significance for the town of Athlone.

Mayor Louise Heavin, TUS lecturers Nicola Ryan, Dr. Emma Reardon, and Dr. Noelín Fox, along with Athlone Tidy Town’s member Gerry Johnson, further reinforced this sense of unity and community involvement during the event.

Eunan Canavan, Portfolio Manager at Uisce Éireann, highlighted the significance of community involvement.

“The art piece on the hoarding stands as a vibrant symbol of community. Engaging students in its creation reinforces our shared commitment to safeguarding Athlone’s waterways.

“As we progress with the Athlone Main Drainage Sewerage Scheme, our priority remains on enhancing the resilience of Athlone’s infrastructure. Each advancement brings us closer to protecting the community from sewer flooding and ensuring the sustainable protection of our waterways,” Eunan Canavan, Portfolio Manager at Uisce Éireann, said.

Ward and Burke Construction Limited is delivering the Athlone Main Drainage Scheme on behalf of Uisce Éireann and the scheme is expected to be completed by the end of next year.


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