Crit­i­cism of sewage plant smell

May 1998

Bray People - - NEWS -

A com­plaint about smells from the sewage treat­ment sys­tem at Wood­side es­tate, Rath­new, was raised at the mon­thy meet­ing of Wick­low County Coun­cil by Dick Roche TD.

He asked what steps were be­ing taken to im­prove the op­er­a­tion of the plant, and to pre­vent the smells.

The coun­cil’s re­sponse was that the only oc­ca­sions when there are prob­lems are when there’s an un­ex­pected power fail­ure, van­dal­ism, flash floods, or rags in the sys­tem.

When power cut-offs are no­ti­fied to the coun­cil in ad­vance, the care­taker ar­ranges for the cham­ber to be emp­tied prior to dis­rup­tion.

Steps have been taken to make van­dal­ism im­pos­si­ble and while flash flood­ing is rare, the last re­main­ing prob­lem, of rags foul­ing the im­pellers of the pumps, is also rare, and is at­tended to as quickly as pos­si­ble.

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