Protest Meeting for Rosscarbery

August 27th, 2018 4:28 PM

By Jackie Keogh

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Water breakages causing anger in Rosscarbery

An action group in Rosscarbery has called a public meeting to protest about ‘the inexcusable and repeated water restrictions’ in their area.
The residents have written to public representatives asking them to attend the meeting, which will take place at 8pm at The Celtic Ross Hotel on Wednesday, August 29th.
One resident complained that the section of water mains – starting at Newmill on the N71 and continuing via Bohonagh, Burgatia, Frehanes and Cahermore to Froe – is breaking so often it means the entire area is being left without water for long periods and that it is causing difficulties not just for residents but farming and business interests too.
Residents maintain that the pipe network is so old and in such poor condition that much of it should have been replaced before the roads were resurfaced.
The fact that there have been three breaks in the last ten days has both angered and frustrated residents, provoking them to call the public meeting especially when – as one resident stated: ‘The response of Irish Water does little to inspire confidence in a speedy solution.’

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