Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP has confirmed that Donegal County Council has invited expressions of interest from contractors interested in tendering for the Dungloe and Glenties Sewerage Schemes (Design – Build – Operate). Closing date for the submission of expressions of interest is 26th August 2011.
The submissions will be assessed by Donegal County Council and a selected number of qualified contractors will be invited to tender for the full project.
The total cost for both schemes is expected to be in the region of €7 million. The council is anxious to be in a position to award contract to the successful tenderer by the second quarter of 2012, after which construction will commence.
These schemes will provide new wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations and sewers in Dungloe and Glenties to replace the present overloaded and obsolete infrastructure. The new works will facilitate existing and future residential and commercial development in the Dungloe and Glenties areas. In addition, the state of the art wastewater treatment plants, which will treat the wastewater in each location to the highest standards, will ensure that the local environment is enhanced and the good quality of the Dungloe and Owenea rivers are protected and improved.
Pat the Cope was high in his praise of local Cllr David Alcorn and former Cllr Enda Bonner who played no small part in bringing these projects to this advanced stage.
He also paid tribute to the officials of Donegal County Council and the officials in the Department of the Environment for their work in advancing both schemes.