21 November 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Work is set to start this week on the Threemilehouse flood alleviation scheme after members of Ballybay-Clones Muncipal District signed the contract at a meeting on Monday.

The contract, which is worth €112,000, has been awarded to Rockcorry based contractor Samuel Wilkin.

Speaking during the meeting, Fine Gael councillor Hugh McElvaney stated that the village had experienced flooding last Thursday due to heavy rainfall and the issue needed to be dealt with urgently.

“Residents in Threemilehouse are pulling the hair out of their heads following heavy rain last week. Promises are promises and action is action. I have to insist to the engineering section that something is done about this right away, we can’t afford to wait,” declared Councillor McElvaney.

Municipal District Co-ordinator Kevin McNally responded that the flooding last Thursday night in Threemilehouse was due to a blocked pipe that council staff had since cleared.

He added that the flood alleviation scheme was separate to the issue that occurred that night but the pipe that caused the flooding would be incorporated into the scheme.

“Work will certainly start this week in Threemilehouse,” Mr McNally assured Cllr McElvaney.

Assistant Engineer Roisin Moore commented that the work had been due to commence in the village last Thursday but due to the heavy rainfall it had to be delayed.


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