Mem­bers show they have wa­ter on the brain

Bray People - - Report Council -

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.

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