Regional Sewage Treatment & Sludge Disposal Strategy
The first phase of the Regional Sewage Treatment and Sludge Disposal Strategy has been approved by Tynwald, with work set to start this Autumn.
Running from 2011 to 2016, the first phase will comprise:
• The delivery of modern sewage treatment works (STW) constructed in the north and west of the Island, together with a facility to treat the increased sludge volumes generated by the new works. This phase has a budget of just under £40 million
Running from 2016 to 2021, the second phase will comprise:
• The provision of sewage treatment facilities for Peel and its environs, Laxey, Baldrine, Sulby, Ballaugh and the villages
The existing sludge treatment plant at Meary Veg is currently nearing capacity and would not be capable of treating the additional sludge produced by the new regional sewage treatment plants. The new facility at Meary Veg will ensure that developments are not compromised by the inability to treat the sludge generated by increases in population.
The planned works
The planned new works will feature self-contained sewage treatment plants designed specifically to meet European Directive environmental standards. These new STWs will be built either to replace the existing works which are in poor condition and do not meet modern standards, or to provide sewage treatment for the first time. The new STWs will be built to replace the existing works and to support residential and industrial developments in these areas.
The existing facility consists of a settlement tank with a short sea outfall pipe. This was constructed during the 1930s to service the military camp
The existing works consist of a settlement tank and a short outfall pipe constructed during the 1970s.
Fly through animation of the proposed IRBC - Kirk Michael
Ramsey has no sewage treatment facilities and therefore untreated, unscreened sewage is discharged directly into the sea through a short sea outfall near to Mooragh Park.
Port Lewaigue currently has no sewage treatment facilities. Unscreened sewage is discharged directly into the sea through a short sea outfall.
Dalby, Patrick, Bride, Maughold Village, Glen Mona and Corony Sewage Treatment Works
These old works were constructed during the 1940s and consist of biological filters. Treated effluent is then discharged to inland watercourses.
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