Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The delivery of a new water scheme in West Mayo is making “good progress”.

Local contribution payments are now being made to Mayo County Council by householders who want to connect to the new water supply in Murrisk, Kilsallagh and Lecanvey.

In a statement, the Murrisk Water Committee said that the Government has pledged more than €5 million of funding to the project, but it is essential that the 530 households who signed up to the scheme, pay the contribution.

If the local contribution is not paid the Government won’t permit the council to sign a contract with a contractor.

Initially over 600 households expressed an interest in joining the scheme. Anyone who has not get signed up, can still join.

Westport-based councillor Peter Flynn said it is “a critical time” in the delivery of water to Murrisk, Kilsallagh and Lecanvey with bills for €1,540 going out to the 500+ houses in the area.

“Payment has to be completed by June 30 and I am appealing to everyone to come on board as this a one-off opportunity,” Cllr Flynn said.

“There is also a window of opportunity for those who didn’t sign up to still avail of the option which is roughly 50% of the normal cost. It is important to keep in mind that many of the water sources that people use at the moment won’t be maintained after the project is delivered by early 2024.

“Email [email protected] or feel free to give me a call on 087 6624898 if looking to still sign up,” he added.

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