Sewerage works at Lifford estate

Sewerage works at Lifford estate
Fianna Fáil Cllr. Gerry Crawford has welcomed work being done on a treatment plant at a Lifford estate, where residents have complained about an overflowing manhole for a number of years.

Fianna Fáil Cllr. Gerry Crawford has welcomed work being done on a treatment plant at a Lifford estate, where residents have complained about an overflowing manhole for a number of years.

Cllr. Crawford said Donegal County Council has confirmed that contractors are on site at Hazelwood Drive.

He said the work should resolve most of the problems, but not all of them.

“The terrible conditions which existed and affected so many for so long should now improve,” Cllr. Crawford said.

“But it will need to be closely monitored.”

The Donegal Democrat visited the estate in September of 2013.

Residents told the Democrat that foul water overflowed the manhole and ran down the main road of the estate to the main Letterkenny to Lifford road.

They said vehicles travelling along the main road would also splash foul water on people who were walking along the footpaths.