Criticism of Irish Water over communications
IRISH Water came in for criticism at the September meeting at Dundalk Municipal District Committee.
Cllr. Anne Campbell hit out at the water authority, saying they were ‘extraordinarily bad at communicating.’
She made the comment in reference to concerns she had attempted to raise with them about the condition of road reinstatement after they had carried out works on the Dublin Road.
Cllr. Campbell said she eventually managed to get a engineer from Louth County Council to look at the work, which she referred to ‘as looking like icing on a cake.’
‘ The cycles lanes on the Dublin Road, where works started last September on one side of the road, remains in a terrible condition.’ ‘ They are atrocious,’ said Cllr. Campbell.
She added that she had been unable to get anyone from Irish Water to come back to her on the issue.
Director of Service, Frank Pentony said that the local authority ‘can’t answer for Irish Water.’
Meanwhile, Cllr. Maeve Yore also hit out at what she said was a lack of notice to residents and bus operators that drainage works were going to be carried out in Hazelwood Avenue in Bay Estate.
She said she had initially raised concerns about these works back in March 2016, and that it was shocking to see notification in the media about the works before residents had even been informed.
Cllr. Yore added that the works being done when the school were back on was a major inconvenience.
She said that bus operators had also received no prior notice that the works were set to be carried out.
The meeting heard that Louth County Council were only responsible for the road closure, and not the work itself
Cllr Anne Campbell.