Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man sewerage project completed in Douglas

Douglas
Image caption The Victorian sewers run under the inner harbour to North Quay

A project to extend the life of two 100-year-old Victorian sewers in Douglas harbour has been completed.

The Isle of Man's water and sewerage authority carried out the work to extend the serviceable life of the cast iron sewers by more than 50 years.

The authority's chairman, John Houghton, said "innovative" technology had been used to save "hundreds of thousands of pounds".

The 100-year-old sewers carry waste from Douglas Head and South Quay.

The pipes run under the inner harbour to North Quay for onward transmission to the treatment works at Meary Veg.

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