What are the benefits of this project?

  • Water quality at the marine discharge point will improve significantly
  • Cleaner water will enhance Burtonport’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development
  • New sewer pipes, pumping station and WwTP have all been sized to accommodate future population growth

What is involved as part of this project?

  1. Provision of a new sewer to connect the existing sewer network to a new wastewater pumping station
  2. Construction of a new wastewater pumping station and 230m of new rising main to transport untreated wastewater to a new wastewater treatment plant
  3. Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant which will serve a population equivalent of approximately 200
  4. Connection to the existing outfall pipe to safely discharge treated wastewater to Rutland Sound

Where and when will the project take place?

  • The proposed wastewater pumping station will be located on a site directly adjacent to the harbour-front road, approximately 130m from the pier
  • The proposed new wastewater treatment plant will be located on a greenfield site accessed from the harbour-front road, approximately 325m from the pier
  • We will submit a planning application to Donegal County Council in 2019
  • It is envisaged that planning, design and construction will take approximately 3 to 4 years and will be undertaken between 2018 and 2021 (subject to statutory approvals)
  • Subject to statutory approvals the duration of the construction is expected to be 16 months.
  • We anticipate that construction works will begin in Summer 2020

More information

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

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