Alex Easton MLA has today expressed concern that there appears to have been a sewage leak along the coast line at Pickie.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This issue has been brought to my attention by a local resident while out walking. I am concerned that sewage of any type was able to be deposited through a pipe at this site, this has come as a shock to local residents. Secondly we have spent millions of pounds on upgrading our sewage treatment system in North Down yet this has happened. I think what is disturbing is that it happened along the coast at Pickie which is a major tourism centre and it would not be particularly nice for residents or tourists to see this come from a pipe at this location. I would urge NI Water to explain what has happened and take whatever steps it can to ensure this does not happen again.”