What are the benefits of this project?

  • Water quality at the discharge point in Ballyness Bay will improve significantly
  • Discharges will be restricted to periods of high tide only in Ballyness Bay
  • Cleaner water will enhance Falcarragh’s amenity value and act as a platform for social and economic development
  • New combined sewer overflow (CSO), pumping station and WwTP have all been sized to accommodate future population growth

What is involved as part of this project?

  1. Construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Plant at Ballyness which will serve a population equivalent of approximately 1,675
  2. Construction of a tidal tank and tidal valve to restrict discharge to periods of high tide only in Ballyness Bay
  3. Decommissioning and demolition of the existing septic tank in Ballyness
  4. Construction of a new wastewater pumping station and demolition of the existing pumping station at Ballyconnell
  5. Construction of a new CSO chamber and mechanical screen in Ballyness to replace the existing unscreened overflow


What is the duration of the project?

  • We will submit a planning application to Donegal County Council in autumn 2019
  • Subject to statutory approvals it is envisaged that planning, design and construction will take approximately 3 years and will be undertaken between 2018 and 2021
  • Subject to statutory approvals the duration of the construction is expected to be 18 months
  • It is anticipated that the construction works will commence in late 2019

More Information

For more information contact the project team at donegaluww@water.ie 

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