Wicklow Sinn Féin TD John Brady has welcomed confirmation that essential maintenance work is to be carried out at the Murrough Pumping Station. This follows a complaint Deputy Brady lodged with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in relation to foul odours emanating from the works.
Speaking after receiving confirmation that essential maintenance work is to take place at the Murrough pumping station Deputy Brady said “Last month I lodged a complaint with the EPA in relation with the serious ongoing foul odours coming from the wastewater facilities in Wicklow Town. This complaint was subsequently followed up by inspections by the EPA, both the pumping station and the Treatment plant were inspected twice.”
“Whilst a final report from those inspections is still awaited a number of recommendations have been put forward and I believe it’s on that basis that this essential work is to be carried out. Irish Water has informed me that the work will take place on Tuesday, August 6th and that they will take all possible steps to minimise the risk of odour during the work which is estimated will take three to four hours to complete.”
Deputy Brady concluded “I welcome these works and I hope they will help resolve the ongoing issue of foul odour coming from the facilities. At times it gets so bad locals have to leave their own homes. The EPA has have requested additional information from Irish Water in relation to the operation of the Treatment Plant and once that is forthcoming they will complete a full report. In the meantime I urge residents and members of the public to contact the EPA with the details when they experience the foul odours in the area.”