O’Flaherty calls for water filter ration system for Old Mervue

A top of the range water filtration system that is capable of removing lead and other forms of harmful bacteria from the water must be installed for Old Mervue.

This is the view of Cllr Terry O’Flaherty who pushed for such a system to be introduced to Old Mervue at Monday’s city council meeting. Her call was seconded by Independent Cllr Daniel Callanan and the option will now be explored by City Hall.

Cllr O’Flaherty said the installation of such a system as a matter of urgency and would give residents a “satisfactory water supply” which would be fast, efficient, and convenient.

She cited the case of a constituent who recently had a test carried out on the lead levels coming from his taps. The readings were 160. He then installed a water filtration system and the led levels were reduced to 0-5.

“Given that the council have admitted that it will take two to five years to replace the lead pipes,” she said, “the provision of a water filtration system is the only realistic short to medium term solution.”

Cllr O’Flaherty said Old Mervue residents have “no confidence in the city council’s water supply or the water tankers supply. The water filtration system is essential. I will continue to pursue this. I am not for turning

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