Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

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Stormwater and sewerage infrastructure upgrades planned for Buncrana

Posted on: Monday, September 9, 2019

Stormwater and sewerage infrastructure upgrades planned for Buncrana- Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

Local Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has received confirmation from Irish Water that works will commence next year on the Buncrana Sewerage Scheme Network Project. The project includes upgrades to the sewer network and provision of stormwater storage at the existing Buncrana Wastewater Treatment Plant and at the Westbrook pumping station. The storm water storage will reduce the risk of overflows during storm events and make all Storm Water Overflows (SWO)’s compliant.

Irish Water have also confirmed that they have commenced a further project to upgrade the Buncrana Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is currently at feasibility stage and will complement the Buncrana Sewerage Scheme.

Senator Mac Lochlainn said:

“I have raised the need for stormwater and sewerage upgrades in Buncrana for many years now and I welcome this confirmation from Irish Water.

It has been clear over recent years with stormwater and overflow problems at Westbrook and the Buncrana Wastewater Treatment Plant that we need adequate overflow tanks or stormwater storage at these locations. The recent no swim warnings for Lady’s Bay are the latest evidence of this”.

“It is also important that the level of sewerage treatment at Buncrana Wastewater Treatment Plant is upgraded substantially and again, I welcome Irish Water’s commitment to address this too but time is of the essence.

Irish Water have also confirmed that there will be upgrades to the sewage pipe network around the town in the works, scheduled for next year. I will continue to monitor developments closely until all of these projects are advanced”.

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