Works finally to commence on Ballycannon Heights wastewater issue

  • Contractors will be on site next week
  • Parteen water works also getting underway


Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe has welcomed news that work is due to commence on wasterwater upgrade works at Ballycannon Heights, Meelick.

Contractors appointed by Uisce Éireann will be on site; while next week also sees works to replace the water mains pipe between Larkin’s Cross and O’Connor’s Cross getting underway.

“This is huge news for the residents of the 62 homes in Ballycannon Heights,” said Deputy Crowe.

“Next week, work is finally getting underway on the construction of the new pumping station and sewer network pipe, as part of the long-awaited upgrade works which will see a new pump station built.

“Their issues with malodours have been long documented in the media due to the insufficient infrastructure that’s been in place since the estate was first built.

“I’ve been out there countless times myself to experience these noxious, harmful odours and it’s no wonder that the residents have been at their wits’ end.

“I’ve been fighting for many years for something to be done to address this, for basically my entire political career, and was glad to be able to play some part in securing this necessary funding.

“It will also be of huge relief to those in Parteen to learn that next week also sees the commencement of works to replace the water mains pipe between Larkin’s Cross and O’Connor’s Cross.

“This part of the county has been plagued by water outages for far too long and it’s high time something was done – thankfully, the beginning of the end is in sight now.

“I will continue to monitor the situations closely and ensure that there are no delays in getting the remainder of the works carried out so that these projects are finished as quickly as possible.”