BURNCOURT DELIGHT AT NEWS OF WATER SCHEME UPGRADE
After years of living with undrinkable water and enforced boil notices the residents of Burncourt are to get a new water supply system.
The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Mr John Gormley announced this week that funding of €14.3 million has been allocated for the Burncourt and Fethard supply schemes and water treatment plants.
€1.9 million has also been allocated for the Ardfinnan Regional Water Supply Scheme as well as works in the Ballylooby area.
“I warmly welcome the announcement by the Minister for the Environment. I also want to thank the South Tipperary County Council officials for their continued hard work in processing the schemes to date and the general public for their patience over the years with poor quality and intermittent water supply service. I now hope that these vital projects are processed quickly through the formal tendering process especially as there is excellent value for money available at the moment with the downturn in the economy,” Deputy Mattie McGrath told The Avondhu.
Local residents welcomed the announcement but are eager for work to begin sooner rather than later.
“We have endured undrinkable water for a long time now and I hope that this will be the solution for the people of this area. This is great news indeed for the consumers of water from Glengarra and particularly those areas that had serious problems with drinking water quality over the past year".
"Well done to Declan Duggan, Chairman of Skeheenarinky Water Action Group for keeping up the pressure. Thanks also to Tipp South County Council engineers, chemists and all other staff who have been supportive of the Skeheenarinky group in their efforts to get the new plant finally under way,” Ed O’Riordan told The Avondhu.
Friday 23rd April 1:39pm