Residents association calls for sewage to cease

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

The Sandymount and Merrion Residents Association has called on Uisce Eireann (Irish Water) to immediately stop its policy of discharging raw sewage directly on to Sandymount beach.

This month, large volumes of what appeared to be raw sewage was deposited on to Sandymount Beach.

Chairman of the association, David Turner, described the situation as a complete disregard for the health of the local community, which could create an acute public health risk for the hundreds of people using the beach each day.

“People and their dogs are walking in the area and are going to end up carrying the sewage home on their feet.

“It’s totally disgusting and it’s shameful that Uisce Eireann should be allowed to do this and create health risks for people”, said Mr Turner.  

“This is nothing short of wholesale pollution which, if it was being done by a commercial company, would be closed down immediately. It is completely unacceptable.”

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