The drainage net­work in Grey­stones is com­plex

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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