Sunday 24 June 2007

Councillors say raw sewage is running into rivers

Raw sewage is running into rivers in both Tullow and Clonmore, according to two County Councillors.

The claims were made at last Monday's Council meeting, when Cllr. John Pender said that raw sewage was running into the Slaney in Tullow.

Stating that it was an absolute disgrace that it hasn't been cleared up,' Cllr. Pender said that the situation was worsened by the fine weather.

Cllr. P.J. Kavanagh also made a similar complaint about sewage running into a stream from a housing estate in Clonmore.

When is Clonmore going to get its sewerage system updated?' he asked.

The recent fine weather also highlighted a problem in Bagenalstown's McGrath Hall, Cllr. Denis Foley told the assembled Councillors.

He said that the smell of sewage in the hall was so bad that a meeting had to be abandoned.

Replying to Cllr. Foley, Director of Services, Mr. Eamonn Walsh, said that the drains in the area were to be cleaned. To Cllr. Pender, he said that while there was some work completed in Tullow, there was more to be done.

Carlow People

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