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Kirk Michael sewage treatment works to be redeveloped

Fri, 31 Aug 2012

This is how the new sewage plant could look
This is how the new sewage plant could look

It's been confirmed that planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the sewage treatment works at Kirk Michael.

The existing plant dates back to the 1960s and it’s been deemed to be past its design life.

It will now be replaced by two integral rotating biological contractor plants, which will treat the sewage to the standards set out by the environmental protection unit of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.

The new plants utilise a low energy, low maintenance process with the treated effluent being discharged via the existing sea outfall.

The project will now be tendered to local contractors with construction to commence later this year. All works are expected to be completed by next summer.

Designs are now progressing for similar plants in other locations around the Island.

 

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