Members show they have water on the brain
WATER was the word on everyone’s lips at Wicklow County Council on Monday with issues including rates, leakages and lead presence dominating the meeting.
Cllr. Bill O’Connell, a qualified GP, urged members of the public not to be alarmed as the risk of lead poisoning within the county is very low.
He added that the council should carry out a survey to ascertain where lead piping is present but that there is no sudden need for worry amongst householders.
‘There is no need for panic. Lead piping has been used since Roman times. The risk of contamination is very low so people should not alarm themselves,’ said Cllr. Michael Lawlor.
An Environmental Protection Agency report presented to members by Philip Duffy for Wicklow County Council outined that the rate of compliance with chemical parametric values in Wicklow had improved to 99.1 per cent in 2006.