There is some disappointment in the Falcarragh area after the latest update from Irish Water confirmed that upgrade works won’t begin until the autumn.
A site investigation is planned in the area next week, with construction due to commence in September or October.
Irish Water agreed to fast-track works on the water main in Falcarragh and Gortahork after businesses and residents struggled with regular bursts in recent months. The project was reprioritised to the top of the list for the water authority.
After requesting an update on the progress, local Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said he hoped it would have been worked on sooner to alleviate problems this summer.
Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig said: “We are talking about a small town with a small amount of tourists coming for the summer. We don’t want any inconvenience.
“Plus you have the summer Irish students and homes depending on water to make a living from that.
“We also have the local people who depend on water for their everyday living.
“With the delays that’s in it, I would have hoped they (Irish Water) would have moved sooner rather than later.”
Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig is calling for a clear plan to be laid out for the local council.
“This approach – a little here and a little there – is no good. We know the extent of the amount of work that needs to be done. Irish Water should make the public in the Glenties Electoral Area aware of the next 10 year plan. We need to know what needs to be done, how much it’s going to cost and when it’s going to be done,” he said.Tags: