The Ministry of Public Works  issued a public advisory today, reminding members of the public that septape disposal operations will take place , starting this coming Monday, 4 February, 2019.

A spokesperson said: “Works will be conducted daily between 7.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m., and it’s anticipated that weather permitting, the disposal operations will last a week.

“These operations may result in unpleasant odors being experienced in the residential areas surrounding the Marsh Folly Composting Facility. Despite the unpleasant odor, the Ministry assures there are no environmental risks to area residents.

“The public is reminded that the Tynes Bay Septage Receiving Facility collects residential and commercial cesspit waste from around the Island. Every six months, the Facility is required to remove these waste solids, and transport these to Marsh Folly. The Ministry uses best health and safety and environmental practices while executing these procedures.”

The Ministry also thanked the public for their patience, cooperation and understanding while these necessary works are conducted.