Fianna Fáil councillor, Aengus O’Rourke, has welcomed the allocation of €70,000 for works at Clonbrusk West.
The money will go towards refurbishing the water mains network in the residential area. Speaking this week, Cllr O’Rourke said: “I am delighted to have secured the commitment and funding necessary to completely refurbish the water mains network in Clonbrusk West. Later this year and into early next year we will see an investment in the region of €70,000 in the area.
“This work will come as a great relief to the long-suffering residents in the area who have endured regular water bursts, road works and water outages over the past number of years. Rehabilitation of the mains water line in the area can’t come quickly enough for the residents.
“The mains line had become fragile and unreliable to the point that residents had lost confidence in the water supply in the area, choosing instead to buy drinking water on a weekly basis. Thankfully that will no longer be necessary when this rehabilitation is completed.
“I would like to thank director of services of Westmeath County Council, Martin Murray, for his support in making a strong case to Irish Water for this investment. I will keep the pressure on Irish Water to ensure this work is completed by quarter one, 2017.”