Project Description

Crockaveeny and Inishowen Water Treatment Plant

Buncrana, Co. Donegal


Client:  Lagan Construction

Value:  €510k

Contact:  Gary Gallagher – 028 9055 4498

Contract Period:  September 2017 – March 2018


This project involves the construction of a new water reservoir at Crockaveeny and a new water pumping station building at Inishowen, Buncrana, County Donegal. These are two separate sites, approximately 6km apart, with a new watermain system being installed between both sites (watermain installation by others).

McMackin Contracts have been contracted to complete all associated works at Crockaveeny reservoir, including: bulk earthworks; rock breaking; stoning of site; drainage; ducting; base preparation for a precast tank installed by Shay Murtagh; installation of HDPE and ductile iron pipework; erecting of Ibex fencing and gates; construction of a tarmac access road, bollards, kerbs; and installation of site lighting.

Like the Crockaveeny reservoir, McMackin Contracts are to complete all associated works at the Inishowen site in Lower Illies, which involves excavation near existing services and the construction of a new water pumping station on an elevated site. Works include the following:

  • All temporary works associated with the works at Illies WWTW. Protection of Ballymagan main (700mm), service ducts supporting, dewatering and slope stability on excavation, scaffolding access, and lifting as required;
  • Supply and construction of the water pumping station building – including doors and windows, hollowcore slabs for roof of tank and mezzanine flooring, timber truss roof with blue/black slate;
  • Supply and installation of all access metalwork hand railing around tank, hand railing and stairs inside building and steel to support mezzanine flooring;
  • Supply and installation of all site drainage, ducting and associated chambers. Drain around building and collecting all downspouts and gullies and existing drainage to outlet pipe, ducts connecting around works to existing duct chambers, manholes and duct chambers as per drawing;
  • Supply and construction of protection slab for Ballymagan SR Supply Pipeline supply, place and maintain concrete slab;
  • Supply and construction of weir chamber – reinforced concrete with base walls, roof, and lid;
  • Supply and construction of all site finishes including path, kerbing, tarmac access road, bollards and lamp post bases.