Ó Domhnaill Calls for Gweedore Sewerage Scheme to move to tender stage – Ó Domhnaill

Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Minister for the Environment to approve the next step of the much anticipated Gweedore Sewerage Scheme without further delay.


Speaking this week the Senator said; “ The Gweedore Sewerage Scheme is long overdue and while much of the preparatory works has been carried out by the Council and Department, the Ministers approval is now required to move the scheme forward to complete contract documents.”


Ó Domhnaill said; “ I have been constantly raising this issue with the current and previous Environment Minister and I now feel it is time the necessary approval is granted.”


“The Gweedore Sewerage Scheme is included in the Department’s Water Services Investment Programme 2012-2013 as a scheme to start construction during the lifetime of the programme. The proposed scheme will comprise of one or two contracts providing a treatment plant capable of dealing with effluent from a population equivalent of 4,550 and sewer network of approximately 21km serving the core areas of Dore, Bunbeg and Derrybeg and a 5.7km outfall. The estimated cost of this work is €11.4m.”


“Donegal County Council have submitted the design report for the Scheme together with additional information to the Department so there is now no excuse for the Government to hold up the scheme any further.”


“The Minister for the Environment is proceeding to implement septic tank compliance standards- however it would be in my view much more important for the Minister to give approval to essential sewerage schemes.”

Posted: Aug 17, 2012     |     Categories: Uncategorized