Work to start next year on sewerage schemes in Donegal and Sligo

Work is to start on the upgrade to water and sewerage schemes in Donegal and Sligo early next year.

Irish Water has confirmed that contracts have been signed to start work on an upgrade to the Owenteskna public water supply serving south west Donegal.

While a bundle to upgrade the Strandhill, Grange, Tubbercurry and Ballinafad sewerage schemes are also to start finally get underway.


Four thousand people are to benefit from an upgrade to the water supply serving the area west of Killybegs from early in the New Year.

Irish Water has signed a contract with Coffey Water for the upgrade of the Owenteskna Public Water Supply.

It will involve a €4 million investment in a new water treatment plant and reservoir covering the area west of Killybegs including Kilcar, Carrick and Glencolumcille.

Works are due to commence on site early in 2017 and are expected to be completed in one year.

Meanwhile, in County Sligo, it’s been confirmed that a number of long-awaited sewerage schemes are to finally go ahead.

They are all part of a so-called ‘bundle’ and include schemes in Strandhill, Grange, Tubbercurry and Ballinafad.

This week’s annual budget meeting of the council heard the tender is to be awarded and contracts signed by March 2017.

Work on the schemes is expected to start in the second quarter of next year.

The Tubbercurry scheme is a particular priority as it’s on a European Court of Justice list for breaches of environmental regulations.

Meanwhile, north Sligo councillor and Mayor of Sligo Marie Casserly is particularly happy at the news in relation to her local scheme in Grange.