Lands to be acquired for Kilcar Sewerage Scheme

Irish Water is to publish Compulsory Purchase Orders for lands required for a sewerage scheme in south Donegal.

In addition to the land acquisitions Irish Water will be also be seeking planning permission for the Kilcar Sewerage Scheme from Donegal County Council.

At present wastewater is discharged untreated into Tawny Bay – a practice Irish Water say is unsustainable.

Consultations have been on-going with all landowners identified on the proposed scheme.

It’s understood Irish Water was unable to acquire all of the required wayleaves and lands on a voluntary basis for the water treatment plan at Kilcar.

As a result Irish Water will now try to acquire the lands needed by way of Compulsory Purchase Order.

Irish Water say the new wastewater treatment plant will bring benefits to Kilcar in terms of health, the environment and improved water quality.

The timeline for the commencement of works is subject to planning and CPO statutory approvals.