The Dungloe Sewerage Action Group which was set up recently following sewerage leaks in the town are calling on Donegal County Council to put in place a desludging programme until such time as the new sewage plant is operational.
The group has calculated that the existing septic tanks should be desludged at least once a fortnight so as to guarantee that the people of Dungloe are never exposed again to the dangers that arose recently. The group are also calling on the Council to set up a consultation process with the people of Dungloe to outline the extent and timeframe of the proposed works.
The Dungloe Sewerage Action Group welcomed the announcement by Minister Dinny McGinley regarding the commencement of a sewerage scheme in Dungloe.
The announcement was made during an interview with Myles Duggan on RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday August 12th. Minister McGinley said that the Dungloe Sewerage Scheme would be starting in weeks rather than months. The action group are now saying that they will continue to monitor the progress of the work closely to ensure that it commences within a few weeks, as promised.