Plans to build wastewater
treatment plant in Moville
AT present Moville has
no municipal wastewater treatment facilities and the
discharge of untreated wastewater into the Bredagh
River has seen it classified as being ‘seriously
polluted’ by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Untreated wastewater from Moville is currently being
discharged at five locations polluting the beaches
and coastline. The equivalent of approximately 2,800
wheelie bins of untreated wastewater are currently
being discharged into Lough Foyle and the Bredagh
River every day.
Raw sewage is currently being
discharged, at Moville, into Lough Foyle polluting
the beaches and coastline.
Irish Water is
progressing plans to build a new wastewater
treatment plant in Moville. The project to deliver
the new plant and collection system is in the design
and pre-planning stage. Irish Water is currently
undertaking on-the-ground investigations and
engaging with landowners and the local community.
Mobilisation is underway for geotechnical site
investigation works which will commence this week.
Once investigations and detailed design are complete
Irish Water expect to submit a planning application
by the end of 2019 to the planning authority for
Detailed design and construction will take
approximately four years and will be completed by
2022, subject to statutory approvals.