A Mayo TD has praised the great progress made on a water scheme in the county.
A meeting took place on Friday last between the elected representatives for the Westport area – Cllr Peter Flynn, Cllr Christy Hyland, Cllr Brendan Mulroy, Murrisk Community Water Connection Committee, Mayo County Council officials and Deputy Michael Ring in relation to the Murrisk Community Water Connection.
Michael Ring TD stated: “On behalf of the Mayo County Councillors and myself, I wish to congratulate the members of the Murrisk Community Water Connection Committee for their recent success in collecting a phenomenal amount of money required for the household contributions in the area.
“We, the elected representatives, would like to thank everyone that has made their local contributions so the water supply can be extended to the communities of Killadangan, Deerpark East, Murrisk, Glaspatrick, Thornhill, Lecanvey, Kilsallagh and Furrigal.”
Mr Ring says there is still a small percentage of people who have not paid the connection fee so far. However, the local Credit Union has made borrowing facilities available at a low rate for anybody who wishes to pay for the connection fee; you do not have to be a member of the Credit Union to avail of this facility.
“Although people are paying €1,540 for the connection, it is important to keep in mind that that the real cost of individual connections is close to €10,000. There will be no state contribution if people wish to join the scheme at the reduced rate after the project commences. It isn’t too late to still join and I would encourage people to do so while this one-off opportunity is available.
“I again wish to thank everyone who has been involved over the past five years in bringing this project to fruition. We all look forward to the areas mentioned above having a clean supply of mains water in the not so distant future” concluded Deputy Ring.