CALL TO CONSERVE WATER
Cork County Council is calling on people to conserve water with burst pipes becoming a major hazard as the thaw sets in. One Fermoy resident, who does not wish to be identified, contacted the council to report a burst pipe outside his home but was very unhappy with the response he received from the official on the other end of the phone.
“Just outside my home, between the mains and the house, there is water bubbling up from the ground where a pipe has burst. Minister Gormley was on the TV the other night asking people to conserve water and to report any leaks that they see on the streets and roads to the councils. I did this and was told in no uncertain terms that there wasn’t much they could do about it,” he said.
Contacting Fermoy Town Council The Avondhu was told, “While we want people to contact us about burst water mains on public streets and roads any damaged pipes on private property is the responsibility of the owner. At the moment there is a lot of water coming to the surface due to the river Blackwater which is in flood but if you do see burst mains pipes in the Fermoy area please contact this office on 025-31155,” engineer, Flann Groarke, told The Avondhu.
Thursday 14th January 5:53pm