‘Project will end water woes,’ pledges Farrell

by Gazette Reporter
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Local TD Alan Farrell says the planned Swords Water Main Rehabilitation Project will work to resolve the issues of water mains bursting, which have plagued local residents in recent years.

The Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal said: “I am pleased that Irish Water, in conjunction with Fingal County Council, will carry out works to a long-term upgrade of the water infrastructure serving residents in Swords.”

“Over the last number of years, residents and businesses have been inconvenienced on 21 occasions due to water mains bursting, and problems arising with the current water infrastructure.

“These works will begin in early 2018 and will take up to 21 months to complete. However, Irish Water have provided assurances that they will notify the local community in advance of works in their areas, and will also hold a public information meeting in Swords in the coming months.

“It is vital that new water infrastructure is provided to serve the needs of the local community in Swords. Residents and businesses can no longer be faced with a situation whereby they are faced with water mains bursting, and their water supplied being turned off on a regular basis,” he said.

“Following the completion of the Swords Water Main Rehabilitation Project, such issues should become a thing of the past. Ensuring residents can have confidence in their water supply, without disruption, is of the utmost importance, and I am pleased the necessary investment is taking place in this regard.”

“As the local Fine Gael TD, I will monitor the progress of the Swords Water Main Rehabilitation Project until it is completed in order to work to ensure there are no unnecessary delays, and that the necessary services are maintained for the people of Swords throughout.”

MOVE FAST TO GET CHARGE REFUNDED

Irish Water is appealing to those customers who paid domestic water charges – but have since changed address – to update their details over the coming weeks in advance of the passing of legislation that will pave the way for refunds.

Following the recent government policy decision, the utility will refund domestic water charges to approximately 990,000 customers over the coming months by sending a cheque for the total amount paid, beginning as soon as the necessary legislation is passed and funding is provided by Government.

Over the coming weeks Irish Water will also be engaging with key stakeholder groups to advise them how the refunds process will work and to ensure that the needs of any vulnerable customers are taken into account.

More information is available at https://www.water.ie/for-home/refunds/

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