Wednesday 16 January 2019

Still no solution to source of smell in Macroom

Maria Herlihy

It is a wait and see process to find out what is causing the "desperate smell" that is occurring at times at The Square in Macroom.

At the Blarney Macroom meeting this week after the summer recess, Cllr Gobnait Moynihan (FF) asked if the problem had been solved. She was told by James Dwyer, Senior Executive Engineer, that drainage works were carried out over the last six weeks but it's now a wait and see process. 

The issue was previously raised at the July council meeting where councillors heard that the "foul smell" in the square was causing quite the headache for Irish Water.

Chairman, Cllr Ted Lucey (FG) said at that time that staff from Irish Water went to The Square and couldn't figure out what or where the smell was coming from. "They lifted up the water traps and they were clean," he said at the time.