Monday 14 October 2019

Corballis residents waiting for connection

Around Fingal

Residents in the Balcarrick/Corballis area of Donabate are still awaiting confirmation from the council on when their properties will be connected to the public sewage network.

In a motion put forward by Cllr Paul Mulville (SD) at a recent meeting of Balbriggan/Swords Area Committee, the council was requested to provide a report setting out the timeline for the completion of works.

The council was also asked to outline the procedure for local residents to connect to the sewage system when these works were completed.

Welcoming the council's 'positive decision' to grant a planning application for works, Cllr Mulville noted as part of this planning application, that the pumping station and public sewer would be provided by the developer on public lands in the Council's ownership.

A report issued by the council stated it was 'not possible' to provide a timeline on works, as this was a private Planning Application, and therefore 'at the discretion of the applicant.'

The procedure for local residents to connect to the public sewage network, it went on, was for applications to be made through the Connection and Developer Services application procedure with Irish Water.

The report further stated the question had been forwarded to Irish Water for their response, and that Irish Water would be available to meet councillors at County Hall on March 11 to discuss the issue further.

Fingal Independent