Wednesday 22 November 2017

Homeowners are being 'left in limbo'

By Esther Hayden

people living in housing estates which haven't been taken in charge by the council are being 'left in limbo'.

Cllr John Hegarty laid down a notion of motion at last Monday's meeting of Wexford County Council calling on 'Wexford County Council to engage immediately with Irish Water regarding taking in charge of estates'.

'People are being left in limbo', said Cllr Hegarty. 'We need to address this. Obviously there will be financial implications for the council but this needs to be looked at.'

Cllr Michael Whelan supported the notion saying 'we need to find some way to sort this out'.

Chairman of the council, Cllr Paddy Kavanagh said the council is engaging with Irish Water on an 'ongoing basis'.

Director of Service Tony Larkkin said 'there is ongoing discussions between Irish Water, the council and various departments. Once estates which are on the public sewerage system are up to standard there is no difficulty taking them in charge. The difficulties arise when the estates have a private supply.'

Cllr Whelan said 'Irish Water are dragging their heels and there seems to be no political will to sort this. There is no controlling Irish Water.'

Wexford People

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