NIW will tackle sewer odours

NIW will tackle sewer odours

11 October 2017

NORTHERN Ireland Water is drawing up plans to address odour problems which have plagued residents at a large Downpatrick housing development.

Confirmation the odour problem is to be addressed at the Cathedral View and Cathedral Park area came during a meeting with an NI Water official last week organised by South Down MLA, Colin McGrath.

Describing the meeting as “productive,” Mr McGrath, who was joined by community representatives, said he outlined a series of longstanding issues in respect of odour and drainage problems at this part of the town.

He said the NI Water official explained a main sewer runs through the Cathedral View area and  other locations including Greenacres, Bishopsbrae and the Flying Horse area.

“As a result of last week’s meeting, NI Water is to implement an action plan to clear this main sewer line and will also install monitoring and so-called dosing equipment with a view to identifying and addressing this longstanding problem,” said Mr McGrath.

He added: “I look forward to the start of work and hope it improves the lives of those living in these particular areas in Downpatrick. No one should have to endure repeated foul odours, everyone deserves to live in peace, free from such foul smells.”