Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has repeated his call for investment in the South Inishowen water supply after it was confirmed that bursts in the area happened more than once a week this year.
Cllr Murray made the comments after receiving correspondence from Irish Water stating that there had been 28 bursts in 2018, saying, “In the first twenty-four weeks of 2018 there have been some twenty-eight bursts in the Burnfoot/Bridgend area alone.
“Despite this, they have stated that they will review prioritising the replacement of the pipeline should ‘its condition deteriorate further with increased burst frequency.’
“I find that insulting. In my view, it has already deteriorated beyond any form of acceptability.
“I cannot imagine anywhere else in Donegal which experiences such frequent outages and I fail to understand why South Inishowen is not the number one priority in the county.”
Cllr Murray said he will continue to lobby Irish Water to prioritise this upgrade. He encourages everyone in the area to log complaints with Irish Water in order to build a case as strong as possible to resolve the issue.
Cllr Murray added: “The people of this area have had enough and will not tolerate water outages any longer. Schools, businesses, the sick and the elderly are seriously impacted by the infrequent water supply. This must be addressed as soon as possible.”