The drainage network in Greystones is complex
THE drainage system in Greystones is a complex network, it emerged last week at the Municipal District meeting.
Cllr Gerry Walsh asked in a notice of motion if it was fit for purpose. While the engineers have identified trouble spots and deal with the upkeep of the network on an ongoing basis, some of the pipes are older than others.
However Ruairi O Hanlon said that simply hiring a full time road sweeper in the autumn had helped avoid blocked gullies. Cllr Nicola Lawless en- quired about getting sandbags.
Mr O’Hanlon said that it can be problematic to store them as they rot. However he said they are looking at making provisions of sand and bags available when there is a flood warning in place. Cllr Lawless enquired about a particular case of a roadway always flooding and Mr O’Hanlon said if she provides the address he will investigate. Cllr Grainne McLoughlin said that there is a perennial problem on Trafalgar Road. The engineer commented that it’s onthe old sewage system.
Ongoing maintenance helps prevent flooding such as this in 2013.