Location
Donegal
Status
In Progress
Type
Wastewater

News and Updates

Upcoming sewer works

Irish Water is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community. 

Joe Bonnar Road

  • Works have commenced to replace approximately 240 metres of sewer. 
  • It is not expected that these works will impact on traffic in Letterkenny town.

High Road

  • Permanent reinstatement works will commence at 6.30pm on High Road on Monday, 6 July
  • These works will be carried out overnight to minimise impact to traffic. 
  • Traffic management will be in place during the night works. 
  • These works are anticipated to last for two nights. 
  • The road will be reopened to two-way traffic by 7.30am.

Ramelton Road

  • Permanent reinstatement works will commence at 6.30pm on Ramelton Road on Tuesday, 7 July
  • These works will be carried out overnight to minimise impact to traffic. 
  • Traffic management will be in place during the night works.
  • These works are anticipated to last for two nights. 
  • The road will be reopened to two-way traffic by 7.30am.

Glencar Road 

  • Permanent reinstatement works will commence at 6.30pm on Glencar Road on Thursday, 9 July
  • These works will be carried out overnight to minimise impact to traffic. 
  • Traffic management will be in place during the night works. 
  • These works are anticipated to last for two nights. 
  • The road will be reopened to two-way traffic by 7.30am.

Benefits

  • Increase the capacity of the wastewater collection network to cater for existing residential and commercial developments.
  • Reduce the incidences of sewer flooding in the area.
  • Improve the water quality of the River Swilly by reducing the frequency and volume of untreated wastewater overflows from the wastewater collection network to the river.
  • Enable the long term social and economic development of Letterkenny Town.

Steps

  • Construction of new foul/combined sewer pipelines and the rehabilitation of existing foul/combined sewer pipelines in Letterkenny Town.
  • Construction of two interceptor sewers to direct flows away from the central town area.
  • Removal of seven storm water overflows therefore eliminating point source pollution of the River Swilly.
  • Construction of gravity sewers to facilitate the removal of defective pumping stations including Brookfield Heights and Hazelwood Drive Pumping Stations.
  • Construction of a gravity sewer along Gortlee and Middle Road to divert flows from the existing Ashlawn sewer.
  • De-commissioning of the existing wastewater treatment systems at New Brook Court and at Crievesmith Park.
  • Replacement of existing defective sewers and manholes.
  • Construction of 700 metres of culvert along Circular Road to resolve ongoing storm flooding (in partnership with Donegal County Council Roads Department).

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