Raw sewage is no longer flowing into Killala Bay, following a €19 million investment in wastewater infrastucture in the area.

That's according to Irish Water, in response to a new report published this morning by the EPA.

The report says raw sewage is flowing into the environment from 35 towns and villages every day - including the Mayo towns of Killala and Newport - posing an unacceptable risk to the environment and to public health.

However, Irish Water has stressed that the new wastewater treatment plant in Killala has been completed and is operational, stopping the discharge of raw sewage into the bay.

The company says it's also progressing plans for a new wastewater treatment plant in Newport to address the last remaining raw sewage being discharged into the environment in Co Mayo.

However, following queries from Midwest News, Irish Water has confirmed that the works in Newport are not due to be completed until 2024.




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