Clare County Council has confirmed that the final completion of a €5 million Water Scheme contract will be required to provide a long term resolution to the water quality issues experienced in the Ballyvaughan area. Two Boil Notices have already been issued this year.
According to Hugh McGrath, a senior engineer with the Water Services Section of Clare County Council, the new scheme will deliver the required improvements to the quality of water being supplied to consumers in the area.
“While a degree of reluctance has been expressed by a small number of consumers to embrace the new regional supply, the current issues in Ballyvaughan demonstrate clearly the imperative need for connection to the regional scheme. From the Council’s perspective, as the water authority, we are extremely concerned about these incidents, and are most anxious to get the regional supply connected as soon as possible,” he explains. “We expect this to happen by the end of 2010.”