A top Co. Council official told members of the Donegal Electoral Area this week that the sewerage system in the resort town of Bundoran was both “overloaded and outdated”
Responding to a question from the Mayor of Bundoran, Cllr. Michael McMahon, Paul Lyons of Donegal Co. Council said that the system was overloaded and outdated and needed constant maintenance to ensure that there was no leakages to sensitive areas.
Mr. Lyons confirmed that there was an alarm system which alerted the people on the ground but he also warned that the pumping station is a cause of concern and is not a sustainable solution.
Cllr. McMahon stressed that they did not want another situation similar to what happened just a few days prior to the European Surfing Championships which was highlighted in the local newspapers.
“The eyes of the world were on us during the European event and I would like to pay tribute to everybody in the council who were on the scene as soon as they were made aware of the burst pipe on the beach.
“Had they not have taken such rapid action the championships could have been in sever danger.
“We will still keep lobbying for the new sewerage system but in the meantime it is important that the council continue with their maintenance work,” he said.