Killybegs and Bundoran upgrades complete – Ending years of raw sewerage being pumped into the sea

A long-awaited investment in sewerage treatment facilities in Killybegs and Bundoran is now complete.

It means the equivalent of over 10,000 wheelie-bins full of raw sewerage will no longer be pumped directly into Donegal Bay.

It means that Killybegs and Bundoran can now finally be removed from a remedial list by the Environmental Protection Agency which includes over 40 areas right around the country where this kind of discharge is causing significant pollution to local and often scenic areas.

Irish Water marked the completion of this project today with an event in Bundoran held in conjunction with Donegal County Council.

Speaking to Ocean FM News earlier, Paul Fallon of Irish Water said that the scheme includes 2 brand new treatment plants for Bundoran and Killybegs and an upgrade of the plants in Glencolmcille and Convoy:

Mr. Fallon also says the scheme will be a boost for the towns and villages and the Wild Atlantic Way tourism product: