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brianwringland Jan 07, 2015 04:18 PM
Sewage Pumping Station
The following is a copy of a letter I received from Irish Water :-
   "Many thanks for your query on behalf of Mr Brian W Ringland regarding the Sewage Pumping System at Cappog Bridge in Ballinode, County Monaghan.
    In relation to the pumping station at Cappog Bridge, this has an emergency overflow tank that has 24 hours storage capacity in the event of a failure. The pump station control system sends out a text alert to the caretaker and an email to the technician in the event of a failure/breakdown. The caretaker also inspects the pump station 3-4 times per week. The overflow from the pump station flows via a short tributary into the Blackwater. The pump station was granted part 8 planning on the 3rd October 2012 and submissions would have been received to Monaghan County Council from interested parties as part the planning process.
    I trust this provides you with the information that you seek.
    Sinead Egan
    Communications Manager"

I would like your comments on whether this type of sewage pumping station is acceptable especially with an overflow. The Blackwater is a popular fishing river. No anglers or residents downstream of the pumping station were consulted before installing this pumping station. Monaghan County Council are proposing to install a second sewage pumping about 100 metres downstream of the present installation.
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EEA Jan 13, 2015 11:40 AM
Please be aware that the European Environment Agency has no legal mandate for providing legal or technical assistance for complaints and no powers of investigation related to the isues you raise. The EEA neither sets nor enforces environmental policies. You may wish to contact local environmental authorities or organisations to discuss your concerns.
Kind regards.