Wednesday 22 May 2019

Water supply in need of 'urgent attention'

Cllr Pat Kennedy at Kirikee water plant.
Cllr Pat Kennedy at Kirikee water plant.

Urgent attention must be focused on the Kirikee Water Supply to assist residents in 30 local houses who live in fear of losing their water supply, according to a local councillor.

Cllr Pat Kennedy said that the facility is regularly running out of water and having to be topped up by Wicklow County Council.

The Arklow Municipal District councillor commended Wicklow County Council for managing to maintain supply to date but said that it is unsustainable to be drawing tank loads of water to Kirikee on a daily basis.

'Each lorry brings 4,000 gallons of water. That is 28,000 gallons a week and this has been going on for the last four months.

'This is unsustainable and I have discussed it with both Wicklow County Council and Irish Water,' he said.

Cllr Kennedy called for emergency funding to be sanctioned so that the matter can be properly addressed.

'What I am looking for is a full investigation of the well and the possibility of drilling further bore holes that can feed a reservoir so that there is an adequate supply of water,' said Cllr Kennedy.

Wicklow People