Irish Water workers
A Carrick-on-Suir householder has been forced to replace the chipping and paving stones in her garden because of overflows of sewage due to sewer problem on her street she has repeatedly contacted Irish Water about.
Cllr Kieran Bourke highlighted at Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District’s monthly meeting the difficulty the woman living at Chapel Street near St Nicholas Church in Carrick-on-Suir is encountering getting Irish Water to sanction the sewer repair.
He said the woman contacts Irish Water weekly by email seeking to get the sewer located under the street repaired.
“This lady’s garden gets destroyed and she has replaced the chippings and paving stones in her garden because of the danger of sickness she fears they pose to her grandchildren due to the sewage coming up,” he told council officials.
The Fianna Fáil councillor pointed out that residents in this area of Carrick-on-Suir town were mostly elderly people and they can’t sort out this problem themselves. He stressed the local council staff have been fantastic in responding to the sewage overflows when they happen.
The Carrick-on-Suir councillor appealed to council management to get Irish Water to give the go ahead for this “much needed” repair job. He believed the problem was an inadequate pipe in a manhole chamber on the street that needs to be changed.
Tipperary County Council senior executive engineer John Fogarty responded that he was aware of the problem on Chapel Street and promised to follow it up.