Plans to provide Gweedore with a new sewerage scheme have been recognised as the ‘Most Innovative Use of Technology’ at the 2019 National Procurement Awards.
Irish Water in partnership with Donegal County Council and the local community has cause to celebrate after the win on Thursday last.
Gweedore does not currently have adequate wastewater treatment. Irish Water is working in partnership with Donegal County Council and the local community to deliver a sewerage system for Gweedore.
The initial Demonstration Project, which is currently underway, includes constructing a pressure sewer pipe network and installing pods at 40 properties.
The collected wastewater will then be treated at the existing Údaras na Gaeltachta wastewater treatment plant which will be upgraded. The collection network will subsequently roll out to the wider area and will ultimately lead to a reduction on the reliance of septic tanks in the area.
The technology being deployed in this new sewerage scheme was recognised for its ‘innovation’ at this year’s 2019 National Procurement Awards ceremony which took place on Thursday, 14 November, at Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.
The National Procurement Awards recognises and celebrates the most impressive and transformative procurement projects over the past 12 months and the teams who drive them.
The Gweedore Sewerage Scheme will use a combination of US and Australian technologies to deliver the system.
Currently, the main pressure collection network for the Demonstration Project serving over 40 properties has been completed and Irish Water will be awarding the contract for the installation of the pods and associated works at individual properties early in the new year.