What are the benefits of this project?

  • 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.

What is involved as part of this project?

  1. Construction of new foul/combined sewer pipelines and the rehabilitation of existing foul/combined sewer pipelines in Letterkenny Town.
  2. Construction of two interceptor sewers to direct flows away from the central town area.
  3. Removal of seven storm water overflows therefore eliminating point source pollution of the River Swilly.
  4. Construction of gravity sewers to facilitate the removal of defective pumping stations including Brookfield Heights and Hazelwood Drive Pumping Stations.
  5. Construction of a gravity sewer along Gortlee and Middle Road to divert flows from the existing Ashlawn sewer.
  6. De-commissioning of the existing wastewater treatment systems at New Brook Court and at Crievesmith Park.
  7. Replacement of existing defective sewers and manholes.
  8. 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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