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Burtonport Sewerage Scheme
Irish Water is working to end the discharge of untreated wastewater into Rutland Sound.
The proposed project will end the discharge of approximately 160 wheelie bins of untreated sewage into Rutland Sound per day.
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?
- Provision of a new sewer to connect the existing sewer network to a new wastewater pumping station
- Construction of a new wastewater pumping station and 230m of new rising main to transport untreated wastewater to a new wastewater treatment plant
- Construction of a new wastewater treatment plant which will serve a population equivalent of approximately 200
- 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
- Burtonport, Co. Donegal