COUNCILLOR BENNETT WELCOMES OPTIONS TO ADDRESS HARD WATER ISSUE – BUT CO COUNCIL FEELS FUNDING FOR WORK IS “UNLIKELY”

12 January 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sinn Féin local public representative Cathy Bennett has expressed appreciation of an investigation carried out by Monaghan Co Council into the hardness of the domestic water supply for consumers in the Scotstown and Ballinode areas of Co Monaghan.

A report on the situation, which was presented to the Co Council members at their January meeting on Monday, put forward four possible options for addressing the situation. It was stated that any works in this regard would have to be funded and carried out by the Irish Water utility and the view of the officials was that funding would be unlikely given the governing priorities of the utility and the fact that the hardness of water is not perceived as posing a risk to health.

Speaking to The Northern Standard this week, Councillor Bennett said that since she became a Co Council member in 2012 she has been actively pursuing the issue of hard water and its impact on the Scotstown, Ballinode and Smithboro areas of Co Monaghan.

“While I welcome the investigation carried out in relation to …
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