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Ballybofey-Stranorlar Sewerage Scheme

Wastewater Project

Uisce Éireann has published Compulsory Purchase Orders for lands required for the Ballybofey-Stranorlar Sewerage Scheme.

Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Donegal County Council, plans to deliver the Ballybofey-Stranorlar Sewerage Scheme. This scheme is part of the Donegal Towns & Villages Sewerage Schemes project and include upgrades to the sewer network in order to address flooding, overflow and capacity deficiencies.


What is involved?

  • Replace the existing pumping station at Navenny
  • Resolve ongoing flooding from St Josephs Pumping Station
  • Upgrade of the sewer network to increase its capacity
  • As part of this project it is planned that works will take place in the following locations including: Chapel Lane, Stranorlar Main Street, Navenny Road, Chestnut Road, St Josephs PS


  • Reduce the risk of overflows and flooding during heavy rain events through provision of stormwater storage
  • Improve water quality in the receiving waters
  • Ensure compliance with Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001 and the EPA Wastewater Discharge Licencing
  • Provide for growth and development in Ballybofey, Stranorlar and the surrounding areas

What are the next steps?

  • Consultations have been on-going with all landowners identified on the proposed scheme. Uisce Éireann was unable to acquire consent to all of the required wayleaves and lands on a voluntary basis.
  • Given the importance of the project to the wastewater infrastructure, Uisce Éireann will now endeavour to acquire the wayleaves and lands by way of Compulsory Purchase Order pursuant to the provisions of the Water Services Act, 2007 (as amended).
  • Uisce Éireann has submitted the Compulsory Purchase Orders for both schemes to An Bord Pleanála.