It has been confirmed today that €16million has been approved to allow work begin on the Killybegs Sewerage Scheme.
The main pumping station, outfall and industrial collection system contract can now proceed under the Water Services Investment Programme.
The tendering process is now complete with Ascon Ltd having been selected to carry out the work.
The new will be welcomed locally as earlier this month concerns were expressed about the level of untreated waster entering Killybegs Harbour and a lack of progress in moving the project forward.
Welcoming today's announcement Tánaiste, Mary Coughland said she had also been informed by Minister John Gormley that other elements of the Killybegs Sewerage Scheme are being advanced as speedily as possible
A new wastewater treatment plant for the town is being provided as part of a combined contract for Killybegs, Bundoran, Convoy and Glencolmcille.
Donegal County Council is finalising tender documents for this work.
The Tanaiste says the works are vital for the Killybegs community and economy as a whole with construction envisaged to begin as quickly as possible.