Environmental Protection Agency to carry out inspection of Wicklow Town Wastewater facility

Wicklow Sinn Féin TD John Brady has welcomed confirmation he has received from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that they are going to carry out a site visit of the Wicklow Town Wastewater treatment works and the pumping station. This follows a complaint he lodged in relation to ongoing foul odours emanating from the works. A number of local residents have also lodged complaints.

Speaking after receiving confirmation from the EPA about the site visit Deputy Brady said “The issue of the serious ongoing foul odours coming from the wastewater facilities in Wicklow Town has been ongoing now for a number of years. At times it gets so bad locals have to leave their own homes. I along a number of local residents have lodged official complaints with the EPA. The EPA have confirmed that they will carry out a site visit over the next few weeks.”

“Both the wastewater facility and the pumping station are located at the Murrough and are operated by Veolia Water Ireland on behalf of Irish Water. During the summer months the smell gets particularly bad and to date little has been done in addressing the problem by Irish Water.”

Deputy Brady concluded “The EPA has further informed me that on foot of details that I have passed on they have requested additional information from Irish Water. This issue has been allowed drag on for far too long and I fully intend on pursuing it with the EPA until it’s resolved.”

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