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Passing halfway point on €31m Buncrana and Ballybofey-Stranorlar Sewerage Schemes

Significant progress has been made on a €31m project to upgrade the wastewater infrastructure in Buncrana, Ballybofey and Stranorlar. 

The upgraded sewerage schemes will result in significant improvements to water quality in Lough Swilly and the River Finn by eliminating stormwater overflows, safeguarding the environment and supporting social and economic development.

The project is now reaching the midway point with considerable progress being made, including 7.5 kilometres of pipeline already constructed across key locations in Buncrana. 

Speaking about the project, Colm Claffey, Programme Manager with Uisce Éireann said: "We've made great strides in the delivery of this critical project which will not only reduce the risk of sewer flooding and address non-compliant sewer overflows into Lough Swilly and the River Finn, but it will support future social and economic growth in the area."
Colm continued: “We understand that this type of work is disruptive to the local community, and we want to thank them for their patience while we work to deliver this essential project as quickly and safely as possible."

Due to challenging ground conditions along Cockhill Road in Buncrana, open trench pipelaying techniques are being used and two crews have been deployed to ensure the works are completed as quickly and as safely as possible.

To date, over two kilometres of pipeline have been upgraded across the town and works are planned to commence this summer to upgrade both St. Joseph’s and Glenfinn Road Pumping Stations.  

Ward & Burke Ltd are delivering the works on behalf of Uisce Éireann and we will continue to update the local communities in Buncrana and Ballybofey-Stranorlar as this project progresses. 
For more information on this project, visit our Buncrana & Ballybofey-Stranorlar Sewerage Schemes Network Upgrade project page.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment.

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