The long-running problems of foul odours at Ardmeen Green in Downpatrick may be at an end.
Councillor Colin McGrath and South Down MP Margaret Ritchie have on behalf of the residents of Ardmeen Green been liaising with NI Water in a concerted effort to ensure that the odour problem that blighted the lives of residents will be resolved.
Ms Ritchie said: “The most recent meeting with NI Water Officials was held on Thursday 3rd October and both residents and NI Water staff reported a vast improvement in the situation. NI Water have been working with various chemical and dosing options to resolve the problem and while they are not yet 100% certain they have resolved the problem completely both NI Water and the residents can report that the occurrence and strength of the odour has dramatically reduced.
“We have planned further meetings for the residents with NI Water in the hope that at our next meeting the improved situation will have continued and the final option and the most effective treatment will be decided upon.”