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I never really considered what the actual volume discharged would be.  But this had me choking on my lunch!

https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/millions-of-litres-of-sewage-pumped-into-island-waters-daily/

2.9 million litres at Peel, and between 1.5 & 4 million litres is pumped into Laxey Bay.

 

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11 minutes ago, The Phantom said:

I never really considered what the actual volume discharged would be.  But this had me choking on my lunch!

https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/millions-of-litres-of-sewage-pumped-into-island-waters-daily/

2.9 million litres at Peel, and between 1.5 & 4 million litres is pumped into Laxey Bay.

 

Crap reporting

1) A litre is a small unit. It like saying my drive to work is a hundred thousand millimetres per day.

2) It gravitates into Laxey Bay if I remember correctly. Is there a pump station?

Whats the story anyway. We know all this

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12 minutes ago, Happier diner said:

Crap reporting

1) A litre is a small unit. It like saying my drive to work is a hundred thousand millimetres per day.

2) It gravitates into Laxey Bay if I remember correctly. Is there a pump station?

Whats the story anyway. We know all this

Yes, it's literally crap reporting. 

A litre is indeed small, but it's relatable metric.  You could guess fairly accurately how many litres in a sink or a toilet flush etc.  If it was decalitres or cubic km or something, you'd have a point. 

Yes we're aware that raw sewage is pumped into Peel & Laxey, but it's the sheer volume that blew me away. 

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9 minutes ago, finlo said:

For context an Olympic sized swimming pool holds around 2.5 million litres.

Thanks finlo. So that means something in excess of 2 Olympic size swimming pools per day. Blows me away too Phantom.

Good old IRIS, how much did that lot cost?

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1 hour ago, Happier diner said:

Crap reporting

1) A litre is a small unit. It like saying my drive to work is a hundred thousand millimetres per day.

2) It gravitates into Laxey Bay if I remember correctly. Is there a pump station?

Whats the story anyway. We know all this

Rubbish, A litre is not a small unit, its weighs a kilo so every 1,000 litres is 1 Metric tonne of sewage.

That is a lot of sh1t.

Whichever way you want to polish it.................

ETA Laxey shit flows by gravity to the harbour area and is then held  in a tank until high tide, then released.

Peel - I dont know, other than the bay and surrounding areas should have a very large Health Warning attached due to the shit and heavy metals.

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8 minutes ago, Boris Johnson said:

Rubbish, A litre is not a small unit, its weighs a kilo so every 1,000 litres is 1 Metric tonne of sewage.

That is a lot of sh1t.

Whichever way you want to polish it.................

ETA Laxey shit flows by gravity to the harbour area and is then held  in a tank until high tide, then released.

Peel - I dont know, other than the bay and surrounding areas should have a very large Health Warning attached due to the shit and heavy metals.

The point was there was no point. Everything that gets flushed down ends up in the sea. It always will. It sounds a lot but then there are a lot of properties. 

Peel is all pumped to sea. 

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1 hour ago, The Phantom said:

Yes, it's literally crap reporting. 

A litre is indeed small, but it's relatable metric.  You could guess fairly accurately how many litres in a sink or a toilet flush etc.  If it was decalitres or cubic km or something, you'd have a point. 

Yes we're aware that raw sewage is pumped into Peel & Laxey, but it's the sheer volume that blew me away. 

It's the same volume per head of population as any other town or city in the world.

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12 minutes ago, SleepyJoe said:

Is there to be any form of treatment before it is pumped into the sea between Laxey & Baldrine?

Yes, MUA bought land for this, I think. Lots of small plants around the coast of Cornwall which treat and then release.

Deffo not rocket science.

 

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51 minutes ago, SleepyJoe said:

Is there to be any form of treatment before it is pumped into the sea between Laxey & Baldrine?

Yes. Same as Ramsey and about 10 similar packaged sewage treatment plants around the Island that treat it to at least the same standard as Meary Veg.

Like @GD4ELI says these plants are now the most effective way of treating sewage locally and are widely used. Pumping it to a central location is no longer favoured now that these plants are available.

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43 minutes ago, GD4ELI said:

Yes, MUA bought land for this, I think. Lots of small plants around the coast of Cornwall which treat and then release.

Deffo not rocket science.

 

Do you know where this land is?

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