NI Water Statement re: Sixmilewater Fish Kill
31 October 2014 16:15
Although we await some test results from the sample taken at the discharge point of Ballyclare Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW), from the scientific results available to date, it is clear that the WwTW is not linked in any way to the unfortunate fish kill at the Sixmilewater on Wednesday 29 October.
NI Water is not aware of the outcome of any other investigations which may have been carried out at other locations and facilities outside its' control.
NI Water staff acted quickly following news of the fish kill and were on site shortky afterwards to meet representatives from the local angling club and allowing the Northern Ireland Environment Agency access to the works for their inspections. NI Water can confirm that initial results from the extensive tests undertaken at the site have emerged clear and checks on the operation of the plant have also confirmed that all assets there were working normally.
As a local stakeholder for the Sixmilewater River, NI Water will continue to engage with the local angling club and assist them where possible. NI Water has invested approximately £1 million in the Ballyclare WwTW, which has resulted in the works complying with some of the tightest discharge consents currently imposed on the company.