• The new sewerage scheme will bring benefits to the area in terms of health, integrity of the environment and improved water quality for all
  • Cleaner water will enhance the amenity value in Moville and act as a platform for social and economic development
  • The wastewater infrastructure will be sized to accommodate an increase in the local population and will facilitate future growth in the area
  • Compliance with national and EU regulations relating to the treatment of urban wastewater


  • Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant (WwTP) that will serve a population equivalent of 3,500
  • A new below-ground pumping station including pumps, mechanical plant, storm water storage tank and storm overflow
  • New wastewater pipelines to transfer untreated wastewater to the new pumping station
  • New wastewater pipelines to transfer untreated wastewater from the new pumping station to the WwTP
  • A new outfall pipeline that will safely discharge the treated effluent 200m to 300m out into Lough Foyle

News and Updates

​Where will the project take place?

  • River Row Pumping Station
    The proposed River Row Pumping Station will be located below ground in a low lying green area to the north of River Row adjacent to the Bredagh River. All flows from the town will gravitate to here and then pumped to the proposed plant
  • Moville Wastewater Treatment Plant (WwTP)
    The proposed WwTP and outfall pipe will be located in a greenfield site in Carnagarve. A new outfall pipeline will safely discharge the treated effluent from the WwTP 200m to 300m out into Lough Foyle

What are the next steps?

  • Irish Water expect to submit a planning application to Donegal County Council next year
  • It is envisaged that planning, design and construction will take approximately 4 years and will be undertaken between 2019 and 2022 (subject to statutory approvals)

Frequently asked Questions

View our list of Frequently Asked Questions for the Moville Sewerage Scheme. 

More information

For further information you can contact the Project Team at movilleww@water.ie.

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