Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Sweet smell of success at Kinnegar

A three million pound solution to end “the stench” at Kinnegar sewage works is “in the pipeline” a local councillor has told the Community Telegraph.

North Down Alliance Cllr Andrew Muir said: “I recently met with senior officials from NI Water who were able to tell me that on the basis of an interim report a solution is in sight which will involve sewage overflowing into a large tank rather than into the scenic Kinnegar lagoons. It would then be discharged into Belfast Lough in a controlled manner in full compliance with relevant environmental standards.

“I understand that the proposed solution will be given the green light once the final report is received in the next few weeks and approval is given from relevant key people in NI Water. As soon as approval is given planning and implementation of the solution will take place. It is forecast that planning could take 6-8 months while implementation could also take the same amount of time.”

He said he was disappointed that it may take so long to implement a solution but commended NI Water for the work undertaken to date, which included an extensive survey.

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