Concern over sewage being transported to manhole

Residents from the Lisnagot area in Carrick-on-Shannon have notified the Leitrim Observer of their concerns over raw sewage which is being transported from the nearby Hartley Business Estate to the sewerage system in their area.

Residents from the Lisnagot area in Carrick-on-Shannon have notified the Leitrim Observer of their concerns over raw sewage which is being transported from the nearby Hartley Business Estate to the sewerage system in their area.

Pictured is a photo taken last Thursday in which sewage taken from the system beside the Hartley Business Estate is being transported via tractor and slurry tanker and poured into a manhole in nearby Lisnagot.

When contacted, a representative of Leitrim County Council said that this was as result of a complication with a privately owned pumping station which meant effluent from the Business Estate was not reaching the treatment plant at Attirory.

They said: “We understand that the owner, as a result of a problem with his pumping station was temporarily removing sewage by tanker from the pump station and tipping it into the manhole at the top of his entrance road into the development. This manhole normally receives the effluent from the pump station.”