Contract signed for 25.8 million euro Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme

Donegal County Council has formally signed the contract for the Letterkenny Sewerage Scheme.

The government last year gave approval for the awarding of the €25.8m contract to Response/Severn Trent Consortium for the Scheme.

The project includes a new Wastewater Treatment Plant, Sludge Treatment Plant, pumping stations, new stormwater treatment, some trunk mains and a new outfall

The project is also important in the context of Lough Swilly as water quality will be improved by eliminating the discharge of poorly treated effluent into the Lough.

Letterkenny Councillor Dessie Larkin says the scheme is expected to be concluded in two years:

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