HC Deb 15 September 1893 vol 17 c1293

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that the Connswater River at Belfast is in a condition dangerous to the public health, owing to pollution by sewage and discharges of fluid at high temperature from distilleries and ropeworks; and whether, as representations to the Local Bodies concerned have proved ineffectual, adequate measures will be taken to abate the nuisance?


The fact is as stated in the first paragraph. The local Sanitary Authorities have agreed, however, to cleanse the river, and it is expected there will be no delay in proceeding with the work. The Local Government Board have also sanctioned a loan for the carrying out of an extensive scheme for intercepting the sewage matter at present flowing into the river.