Donegal South West Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has called on the Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan to approve funding for the necessary upgrading works on the Fintown water supply.

Commenting after he raised the issue with Minister Hogan, Senator Ó Domhnaill said: “When water supplies need to be upgraded or when operational practices need to be improved to ensure that there are no risks to drinking water, these necessary works are included on the Remedial Action list.

“The Fintown supply was added to the Remedial Action list by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2010. At that stage consideration was given to a proposal by Donegal County Council for improvement works to this supply as part of the proposed Lettermacaward Regional Water Supply Scheme which is included in the programme.

“I have now been informed by Minister Hogan that his Department decided that given the scale of works, a more appropriate cost effective solution could be delivered under the Rural Water Programme.

“Donegal County Council are now preparing a new application for funding for works at Fintown. I calling on the Minister to give early approval to this application, which will be submitted very shortly.”