The quality of the water coming out of the taps in the Murrisk area is “dire” at present, according to local councillor Christy Hyland.
The Independent councillor says the communities of Murrisk, Lecanvey and Killsallagh are experiencing brown coloured water coming out of their taps over the past number of days, significantly poorer that the less than satisfactory water quality that they are used of, due to heavy rain.
A campaign to secure a community water connection in Murrisk for the communities around Croagh Patrick has been ongoing for many years.
Earlier this week Mayo County Council Rural Water Office submitted the Executive Report and the SDS Preliminary Design Report to the Department with a request for funding to complete the design and construction of the proposed Murrisk Community Water Connection.
While this marks some progress in the campaign, nonetheless, there is no timeframe for the delivery of essential infrastructure in the area, and according to cllr Hyland the situation at present for those relying on the supply can be described as “scarey”.
Cllr Hyland has been speaking to Midwest News.