Flooding issue at Ardmore Park is being investigated
IN a notice of motion, Cllr John Ryan asked the Municipal District to investigate an ongoing flooding issue at a house in Ardmore Park.
District Administrator David Forde said that there is no public storm sewer system in Ardmore Park.
The surface water drainage in the vicinity of 171 Ardmore Park discharges to the waste water service pipe at the rear of this and adjacent properties.
This pipe surcharges foul water in the garden of this property every one to two years.
The only remedy to the problem is to provide a new storm water sewer through this property and into the existing storm sewer in Herbert Rise at the rear.
This has been discussed with the owners but there is a shed obstructing the route and they are reluctant to allow access to carry out the work or to facili- tate future maintenance.
Additionally, the cost of sufficient new drainage to effect adequate storm water separation would be at least €100,000.
Cllr Ryan said that this is an issue which needs to be investigated on a broader level across Bray.
Cllr Pat Vance said that there seems to be a problem with the mapping of the sewage scheme in Ardmore Park and asked if that could be investigated.
Cllr Steven Matthews said that members met with Irish Water recently and brought up the issue of separation of sewers.
They said they will continue to undertake works, subject to funding.