A pumping station could be built on land at Ballanea Farm, Ballaleigh, Kirk Michael, if government planners approve the application.
The Isle of Man Water and Sewerage Authority has applied (13/91100/B) for a pumping station building with hard-standing for vehicle access for its Glen Mooar pumping station project.
In the planning application it states: ‘The purpose of the building is to house potable [drinking] water pumping equipment.’
The building would measure 9.4m by 9.4m with a height of 3.2m to the eaves.
Hardwood would be used for both the floors and window frames.
Following recommendations from the planning division given in a statement dated October 2012, the building would have a natural slate roof pitched at 30 degrees.
And the building would be clad in natural Manx slate stone.
The site, which is on agricultural land owned by Pheric Curphey, of Ballaleigh Road, Kirk Michael, would have a low stockproof boundary fence.
In the application the Water and Sewerage Authority is listed as being a ‘potential purchaser’ of the site.
The agent is Roy Wilson, of Hyder Consulting, in Market Street, Douglas.