There is no resolution for the people of Clonad, who have been experiencing low water pressure for the last few years.
Until there is a policy or procedure in place by Irish Water, the council will install a logger at the location where existing low water pressure exists in order to establishthe trend and significance of the problem.
When the results of this survey are available the Water Services Department will issue a report and recommendations to Irish Water on this matter.
Michael O’Hora, Water Services said that the domestic connection on this public group water scheme is not metered, as is the case with all public group water schemes.
In a written reply to the meeting, Mr O’Hora said lengthy representations had been made by the local authority’s Water Supply Section and the National Federation of Group Water Schemes to develop a policy/procedure on the Taking in Charge of these schemes.
Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald, who had raised the issue at the Portlaosie Municiapl District meeting, said this had been brought up for years and years.
“It falls between Portlaoise and Ballyroan, but they are being pawned off today. People are ringing me telling me they can’t even have a shower upstairs. It’s not fair on people out there.”
Supporting the motion, Cllr John Joe Fennelly said this should have been sorted years ago.
“Bit by bit they are getting more pressure, but where do we go now,” Cllr Willie Aird asked.
“We sold out a natural resource and now people have to pay through the nose and not have enough pressure to take a shower.”