The Green Party has welcomed confirmation that steps are to be taken to prevent further sewage spills at a treatment plant in Drumaness.
Councillor Cadogan Enright, who raised concerns about recent discharges from the sewage plant with the Environment Agency, has revealed that work is to be carried out at the plant.
Cllr Cadogan Enright said, “It is clear that there are serious problems with sewage and pollution in Drumaness. For the past few years the Green Party along with other political representatives have highlighted the issues and contacted the relevant authorities to seek a solution. There have been repeated spills from the waste water treatment works into the Ballynahinch River. Unfortunately no long term solution had been put in place.
“However I would welcome the news that the NIEA and Northern Ireland Water have been meeting to address the issues we have raised regarding the waste water treatment works. They have indicated to us that they will be installing a flushing system to stop blockages that were leading to the repeated sewage spills,” concluded Cllr Enright.
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