DONEGAL County Council has received approval for funding it applied for to the Department of Environment for new sewage schemes in Dungloe and Glenties.
Minister for State, Dinny McGinley TD confirmed this week that the council is to receive €5.4million for new wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers in Dungloe and Glenties to replace the present overloaded and obsolete infrastructure.
The new works will facilitate existing and future residential and commercial development in the Dungloe and Glenties areas.
In addition, the state of the art wastewater treatment plant, which will treat the wastewater in each location to the highest standards, will ensure that the local environment is enhanced and the good quality of the Dungloe and Owenea rivers is protected and improved.
This is very welcome news in the Dungloe area where Donegal County Council desludged a sewerage tank after the Dungloe Action Group contacted Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP.
“I have to commend the council who responded immediately when I contacted them after sewage flowing into the sea was brought to my attention,” he said.
Following this week’s confirmation of the allocation of €5.4million, spokesperson for Dungloe Action Group, Mr Michéal Mac Giolla Easpuig said: “The group will continue to monitor the progress of the work very closely to ensure that this work commences within a few weeks, as promised.
“We also call on the council to set up a consultation process with the people of Dungloe to outline the extent of the proposed works.”