Donegal Sinn Féin TD, Pearse Doherty, has today welcomed news that Irish Water and Donegal County Council have announced progress in respect of the next phase of the Gaoth Dobhair Sewerage Scheme.
It was confirmed earlier that work on the scheme recommence by June, with the installation of 40 pods at residential properties in the locality.
Deputy Doherty, who led the successful campaign to have the scheme introduced, and local Sinn Féin Councillor John Sheamais Ó Fearraigh, had been working with stakeholders to progress matters. Most recently, they said they intervened in relation to the transfer of the land for the treatment plant from Údaras na Gaeltachta.
Speaking today, Teachta Doherty said this is welcome news in relation to the progress of this scheme.
“I would urge Irish Water and Donegal County Council to now work speedily to get this phase of the scheme up and running with the installation of the 40 pods at properties in the locality,” he said.
“I am being told that the necessary equipment is on schedule to be delivered and that the necessary administrative details have been worked out.”
Deputy Doherty went on to say the next phase is long overdue and it will solve the problem of inadequate sewage treatment in Gaoth Dobhair. He said it would also reduce the current over-reliance on the use of septic tank systems and will ultimately improve water quality in Gaoth Dobhair Bay which will be of benefit to all residents and visitors to the area.Tags: