Friday 16 March 2007

Crossboyne sewerage wait goes on

FOR more than a decade, the people of the South Mayo village of Crossboyne have been patiently awaiting connection to the sewerage scheme that has long been promised. However, as yet, not one household in the village has been connected, despite the fact that Crossboyne is the location for the Claremorris Treatment Plant.
This week, Fine Gael’s General Election Candidate John O’Mahony is raising the issue on behalf of the people of Crossboyne, as they have been waiting for their connection for far too long.
According to Mr O’Mahony, it is not good enough that the people of Crossboyne are being treated in this way. "The Community Council have been campaigning to be connected to the Claremorris scheme for the past 10years, but to no avail. The Treatment Plant for Claremorris is situated in the village yet despite this, not one house in the area is connected and there is a huge reliance on septic tanks," explained Mr O’Mahony.
Continuing, the Claremorris-based Candidate noted that as recently as last month, the members of the Community Council met with Minister Dick Roche in Dublin and he promised them faithfully that he’d make an announcement on their plight before February was out.
"Well, February is over and there was no announcement despite the Minister spending a full day in Mayo recently. I don’t think that’s any way to treat a community and I’m now calling on the Minister to immediately sanction the connection for the people of Crossboyne," remarked Mr O’Mahony.
Cróna Esler
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