20 December 2018 Go back to News
CPO for Wastewater Treatment Plant site at Falcarragh to be published
CPO essential for the delivery of this project.
Irish Water is working in partnership with Donegal County Council to deliver the Falcarragh Sewerage Scheme. Irish Water has submitted an application for a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) which is essential for the delivery of this project.
This order will allow Irish Water to formally acquire the lands required for this project.
Irish Water will publish the public notice for the CPO to acquire the necessary lands, and wayleaves and the CPO will also be submitted to An Bord Pleanála.
Consultations have been on-going with all landowners identified on the proposed scheme. Irish Water was unable to acquire all of the required wayleaves and lands on a voluntary basis. Given the importance of the project, Irish Water will now endeavour to acquire the wayleaves and lands by way of CPO pursuant to the provisions of the Water Services Act, 2007 (as amended). Irish Water has submitted the Compulsory Purchase Order to An Bord Pleanála.
The proposed scheme will end the discharge of approximately 1,300 wheelie bins of poorly treated sewage into Ballyness Bay per day.
Speaking about the project Colm Claffey, Irish Water, stated “Irish Water is increasing investment in wastewater infrastructure year on year and has planned to increase spending on wastewater projects in the existing Capital Investment Plan. Many of wastewater projects are currently in the design and planning stage and expenditure during this stage is significantly lower than during construction. Consequently there will be a large increase in wastewater expenditure over the next few years up to the end of 2021.”
This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan where works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan. Delivery of the Business Plan will involve a €5.5bn investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.
For more information on this essential project, visit the Falcarragh Sewerage Scheme project page.