Munnelly welcomes Ballycastle water upgrade

Cllr Jarlath Munnelly

Cllr Jarlath Munnelly

Fine Gael Councillor Jarlath Munnelly has welcomed news that work is taking place this week to finally connect Ballycastle into the Ballina Regional Water Supply network.

Ballycastle will now be supplied by water from the Irish Water Lough Conn scheme, the same water scheme that supplies Ballina Town, and most of North East Mayo.

Until now, Ballycastle had been supplied by a local well. This proved problematic when, in October 2018, the public water supply in Ballycastle was placed on a boil water notice.

According to Cllr Munnelly, because of the recent works by Irish Water, this will not happen again. He said: "In late 2018, Ballycastle was placed on a boil water notice.

"I immediately contacted Irish Water to request that works were undertaken to fix this problem. Thankfully, they made a decision to connect Ballycastle into the Ballina Regional Water Supply network.

"Now the final connection works are taking place. The problem in 2018 was caused by the local water supply becoming contaminated - this will not happen again."

Cllr Munnelly outlined that until October 5, there will be disruptions to water supply in Ballycastle and Lacken as a result of the essential connection works.

Cllr Munnnelly concluded by thanking the staff of the Water Services division of Mayo County Council and Irish Water, who, he said, prioritised the project and worked hard to see it completed.

 

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