Latest delay to Bandon sewerage scheme angers local councillors

October 4th, 2016 12:05 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Cllr. Gillian Coughlan (FF).

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IRISH Water has been criticised by local councillors for once again delaying the tendering of the multi-million euro sewerage scheme in Bandon.

At a recent meeting of Bandon Kinsale Municipal District, councillors were told that Irish Water is now hoping to put the scheme out to tender in the first quarter of 2017, despite assurances that it would go to tender this year.

Cllr Gillian Coughlan (FF) said the town of Bandon is on hold waiting for this scheme and she called on Irish Water to ‘expedite this scheme as soon as possible’.

‘The streetscapes are in tatters and we’ve been waiting five or six years for this scheme and no progress can be made without this crucial piece of work being put in place,’ said Cllr Coughlan. Councillors were told by official Mac Dara Ó hIcí that the best way to put pressure on Irish Water to speed things up was to attend the regular Irish Water clinics in the County Hall and lobby for it there.

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