Location
Donegal
Status
In Progress
Type
Wastewater

News and Updates

Upcoming sewer works

Convent Road/ New Line Road Junction

  • Works are due to commence on Wednesday 18 March at College Road/ New Line Road junction in Letterkenny.
  • This work is expected to last for approximately two weeks. Normal working hours from 7.00am to 6.30pm will be observed.
  • Traffic management will involve two-way manually-operated traffic light system during site working hours.

Pearse Road Footpath Reconstruction

  • Work will continue on the reconstruction of Pearse Road footpath on Monday, 16 March.
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. No traffic management will be required.
  • Normal working hours from 7.00am to 6.30pm will be observed.

 Joe Bonnar Road Sewer Update

  • Approximately 240 metres of sewer will have to be replaced following significant issues at Joe Bonnar Road.
  • We are currently reviewing design proposals in order to rectify this issue.
  • It is not envisaged the Contractor will be in a position to start any earlier than April 2020.
  • We will endeavour to keep you updated as the programme of works progresses.

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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