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Buncrana sewerage scheme project 19.02.20

IRISH Water, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, is progressing the Buncrana Sewerage Scheme, which will reduce the risk of flooding from sewers and improve water quality in Lough Swilly.
To rectify the long-standing issues of flooding, overflow and capacity deficiencies they are planning to upgrade the sewer network to ensure that any discharge to Lough Swilly meets all appropriate discharge standards. The addition of planned storm water storage will also reduce the risk of overflows during storms as a result of this investment.
Eunan Canavan, Capital Programme Regional Lead, explained: “This project is of vital importance for Buncrana. The upgrades to the sewerage scheme will safeguard the environment and water quality in Lough Swilly as well as providing a platform for the future growth and development of Buncrana.
“We will continue to engage with the local community as these projects progress with a view to delivering them with the minimum amount of disruption, while delivering the maximum benefit to the people of Buncrana.”
Irish Water is progressing works to end discharge of raw sewage in Buncrana.
The Buncrana project will include the following:
• Provision of storm water storage at the Buncrana Wastewater Treatment Plant and at the Westbrook Pumping Station;
• Upgrade of the sewer network to increase its capacity;

Buncrana works will take place in the following locations:
• Marian Park/ McCarter Road;
• Cahir O‘Doherty Avenue;
• Aileach Road;
• Railway Road;
• Cockhill Road;
• Castle Avenue.

To date the project team has consulted with all landowners identified on the proposed scheme. Irish Water is now applying to An Bord Pleanála to use or acquire the wayleaves and lands required for this vital project by Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and will submit CPO applications to An Bord Pleanála this week. The timeline for the commencement of works is subject to the Planning and CPO statutory approvals.
For more information on this and other projects visit the Projects and Plans section at www.water.ie .
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