Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme
This project represents a further step in the continued delivery of improvements to the wastewater infrastructure of County Donegal.
Irish Water, in partnership with Donegal County Council, commenced works on the third phase of the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme on 3 September 2018. The works are expected to take approximately 18 months to complete.
The first phase of this project, which was was carried out from 2004 to 2006, included improvement works to trunk sections of the existing wastewater collection network. The second phase was undertaken between 2010 and 2012 and included the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant and a new sludge hub centre.
News and Updates
Upcoming sewer works
Pearse Road / Oldtown Road
- Pipe laying works will continue on the Oldtown Bridge (“Old Dunnes”) roundabout and are scheduled to be completed early next week.
- Piling works will continue on the Oldtown Road next week.
- Temporary traffic signals will be in place, with manual control during working hours and peak hours.
- A temporary working area has been set up inside the Dunne Stores car park. This will facilitate the construction of the sewer pipeline along Oldtown Road, between the Oldtown Bridge Roundabout and Lower Main Street Roundabout. This will also allow two-way traffic flow on all approaches to Oldtown Bridge Roundabout and Lower Main Street Roundabout for the duration of these works.
- Further updates will be provided for works at Lower Main Street Roundabout, Ballmacool Road and Convent Road as works along Oldtown Road progress.
- Irish Water, An Garda Síochána and Donegal County Council are continuing to collaborate to ease traffic movement around the town.
- Glencar Road will be open to normal two-way traffic.
- Further updates will be provided in coming weeks for outstanding works at Glencar Road to McGovern Road Junction and New Line Road to College Road.
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?
- Construction of new foul/combined sewer pipelines and the rehabilitation of existing foul/combined sewer pipelines in Letterkenny Town.
- Construction of two interceptor sewers to direct flows away from the central town area.
- Removal of seven storm water overflows therefore eliminating point source pollution of the River Swilly.
- Construction of gravity sewers to facilitate the removal of defective pumping stations including Brookfield Heights and Hazelwood Drive Pumping Stations.
- Construction of a gravity sewer along Gortlee and Middle Road to divert flows from the existing Ashlawn sewer.
- De-commissioning of the existing wastewater treatment systems at New Brook Court and at Crievesmith Park.
- Replacement of existing defective sewers and manholes.
- Construction of 700 metres of culvert along Circular Road to resolve ongoing storm flooding (in partnership with Donegal County Council Roads Department).
- Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
- In Progress
- €5.6 million