A Wicklownews.net reader has sent in pictures taken while on a walk by the river in Arklow this afternoon.
Speaking to Wicklownews he said ” It was a beautiful day so I decided to go for a walk down the north quay, after 300 meters I gave up, the smell of the river was sickening, residue stretched from the 19 arches all the way to the sea. If ever there was a good case for a sewage treatment plant in Arklow, this is it.”
Irish water confirmed in December 2010 that the preferred site for the wastewater plant in Arklow is at the old Gypsum wallboard factory site on North quay, Arklow.
The proposed project, which is estimated to cost in the region of €30 million will include:
· A new Wastewater Treatment Plant and pumping stations to treat wastewater for a population equivalent of 36,000.
· A pipeline to bring untreated wastewater to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and to bring treated wastewater from the plant to the outfall.
· An outfall pipe to safely discharge the treated wastewater to the Irish Sea or the Avoca River.