Time to Stop the Stink

The sewage treatment plant built at Y Ganol (next to the Black Cat petrol station near Glan Conwy and Llandudno Junction) in 1999 at a cost of £ 45 million was intended to create a plant that would ensure that sewage from the greater part of Conwy County was treated in a way that was odourless and environmentally friendly.

Unfortunately the plant has never worked properly! Mainly because the system that was built at y Ganol proved to be dangerous just before it was opened.

Because of the risks some of the sewage is stored in skips and then is transferred to cac lorries for treatment elsewhere.

The skips stink continuously when they are closed; when they are opened to transfer their content to the lorries the smell is enough to make one gag.

The smell is only part of the problem; research has shown that the gasses coming from such places also contain pathogens that cause Asthma and E-Coli.

The Conwy Valley is an area that attracts visitors from all over the world; their initial welcome to the head of the Valley is the smell of shit - some welcome!

Millions of pounds have been invested into making the Junction into one of the best places to buy a car throughout the UK. If you want to buy a fancy expensive car or a cheap old banger, the smell of shit whilst considering a purchase will not be a big selling point!

Those of us who live in the area have had enough of Dŵr Cymru's excuses, denials of the extent of the problem and false assurances that the issue is just temporary.

Fifteen years of stink, health worries and economic disadvantage is more than "more than enough"!

A protest will be held near the plant on 4th October 2014 at 11am. Come in droves to join our protest - but bring a mask to protect yourself from the abject stench!


  1. Enough is certainly enough! Locals here objected loudly when this scheme was proposed but Welsh Water continually stated that there would be no smell whatsoever when the scheme was completed. The area's main industry is tourism and so we greet the tourists with an abominable stench. Not satisfied with this Welsh Water apparently have a treatment facility below the Junction flyover on the approach to Conwy. If anything this can smell even worse some days! I've heard tourists say it must be the river or the river mud. No wonder the purity of the water in the river is often questioned! It's almost like the company is trying to discourage visitors with a truly medieval stink. The local authority have a tourism dept., why aren't they continually raising this matter with Welsh Water? It's their job to promote tourism and therefore they should also try and enforce Welsh Water to remove these disgusting side effects of poorly designed and implemented sewage treatment. I don't want visitors to Conwy to think we all live in a sh**hole!

  2. Has anything changed since the protest in Oct 2014? Was this another fight that only lasted one round?

    Mind you, no doubt it gave the likes of Janet Finch-Saunders and other local councillors the opportunity for some "look at me, im a man of the people" column inches. Always willing to turn up, have a photo for the pioneer, and support the constituents cause. Rarely the catalyst for a resolution though.

    One minute its a serious risk to health, the next a forgotten fight.