The Community for a Clean Estuary group in Moville is questioning why, six years after flagging its intention to apply for a discharge licence for a waste water treatment plant at Carnagarve, no such application has yet been made.
The campaign has also pointed out that the notice appeared in the Donegal News, which is not on the approved list of papers for the placing of notices in the Inishowen area.
Campaign spokesperson Enda Craig says following an exchange of correspondence with the council's Director of Environmental Services, they are no closer to getting the answers they want.........
Oct 3 (2 days ago)
RE: Application Moville Agglomeration - ref DO212-01
Dear Mr. Peoples,
Your response to my queries is disappointing.
In relation to point No.1 i requested an explanation not a confirmation. I view this response as an evasion.
Again, as with point No.2 you have not provided an explanation to my central point. Instead you provide answers to questions that were not asked in the first place.
Once again i request that my concerns are properly explained,
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 2015 13:54:27 +0000
Dear Mr. Craig:
I refer to your email of the 10th September 2015 in relation to the above.
I wish to confirm that the notice was published in the Derry People/Donegal News.
As you are aware it was proposed to develop the Moville/Greencastle Sewerage Scheme and in that context you will note the reference to a “proposal to discharge water to Lough Foyle from an upgraded treatment works at Carnagarve.” Subsequent to this legal proceedings were initiated which delayed the proposed development. Also, in the intervening period the responsibility for the provision of water services transferred to Irish Water from January 1st 2014. In the circumstances proposals in relation to this project are now a matter for Irish Water.
Director of Service
Director of Services,
Water and Environment Section
Donegal Co Council
10th Sept. 2015
Attention of Mr Joe Peoples
Dear Mr Peoples,
Please see attached newspaper notice as appeared in the Donegal News on Fri 9th Jan 2009.
Two points of concern arise in relation to this notice which i am asking you to address,
1. Why was this notice advertised in a paper which is not included on Donegal Co. Cl's official list of acceptable ' local circulating newspapers ' for the Moville/Greencastle area thus giving local residents virtually zero opportunity of proper access to information.
2. In the knowledge that DCC had not and to date neither has Irish Water applied for a discharge licence for the proposed Moville/Greencatle WWTP, why then was the following statement included in this notice ' A propsed discharge of Waste Water to Lough Foyle from an upgraded treatment works at Carnagarve (National Grid Ref. 262763 438553 )'
Enda Craig Spokesperson Community For a Clean Estuary