Many residents in the parish of Attymass, outside Ballina were left high and dry  - without a drop of water in their taps last weekend.

The households in question are connected to an old group water scheme, that relies on its water supply from a reservoir that has simply run dry.

The matter was raised by councillor Annie May Reape at yesterday’s monthly meeting of Ballina Municipal District. She called on council management to immediately ensure that the area is connected to a more reliablr water supply.

In response council management explained that the process will be protracted, but agreed that steps will now be taken to begin to address this essential infrastructure for the area affected.

Councillor Reape has been speaking to Midwest News about what she termed the “unbearable” situation of householders without a reliable water supply...



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