iGreens were unimpressed with the progress of the Isle of Man's nationalised water utility on sewage treatment in 2001 and 2002. Click here and here.
This letter suggests that things aren't getting any better.
The IRIS scheme (Integration and Recycling of the Island's Sewage) sounds great. But it started in 1999, or maybe earlier, and still nothing is happening.
Oh well. Perhaps one day an Isle of Man councillor will visit iGreens and realise that the solution is simple. Privatise the water utility, and fine it if it fails to clean up its act. Margaret Thatcher showed the way on the mainland years ago.
Hello from the Isle of Man. I just found the info on our beaches in your report. Makes for interesting reading. I'm no-one special but I do seem to be the only person around cleaning beaches.
This Friday and next I have organised a big Douglas company KPMG to spend the afternoon picking up litter on Castletown Beach. I do it on my own most days.
Having now read your bit on IRIS and phoned their office they can't tell me anything about the possible chances or potential hazards of sewage on the beach. ... Why are there thousands of cotton buds floating in the tide this morning?
Regards Druibh-rech Leoidsson
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