Local TD, Denis Naughten has called on Irish Water to “fast track the pipe upgrade works for the Town of Ballinasloe” after the disclosure that it could be August 2016 before these works are completed.
“If it were to take 18 months to complete these works, it would delay plans to resurface the streets as well as limiting access to shops in the town itself”
“This cannot be allowed to happen”
“The project which has been awarded to Ward and Burke Construction, will upgrade the water network in Ballinasloe to be more resistant to frost, leakage and service interruption. The works will involve the upgrading of 2.5km of surface water sewers and 840 metres of street enhancement works at Brackernagh”.
“Irish Water must now put a strategy in place that firstly limits the impact on access to the town itself during the contract period and secondly ensures that this project is completed as soon as possible” concluded Denis Naughten