It's still unclear when work on the new waste water treatment plant in Virginia will begin.
Councillors in the area were yesterday told planning and design work is ongoing, with Veolia Ireland visiting the site next week.
Concerns have been raised about the lack of capacity at the plant for new houses or buildings after An Bord Pleanála rejected an application for eight new houses in the town in recent weeks over pollution concerns.
It was announced in 2018 that the plant was to be replaced but the lack of progress has been described as "demoralising" by Fianna Fáil Councillor Shane P O'Reilly.
He said there's a need for new housing to be provided in the wider Virginia area as it sees and increasing number of people hoping to move from Dublin.
Fine Gael's Winston Bennett said the pandemic has shown the benefit of people living in rural areas and not in towns and cities.
Director of Services with Cavan Council Eoin Doyle encouraged Councillors to work on a cross party basis to lobby for further investment, saying Virginia needs to be prioritised.