Tuesday, February 23, 2021

By Suzanne Pender

A SEPTIC tank servicing a local estate has to be empted twice weekly to avoid a major overflow outside people’s homes.

At the recent online meeting of Tullow Municipal District, cllr John Pender expressed his disappointment that a plan to upgrade Tullow’s water treatment system did not include an extension to Grange.

The system in Tullow has currently reached capacity, preventing any further development within the town’s environs.

I am very disappointed that an extension to Grange was not included in the plan,” said cllr Pender. “There is a very serious situation in The Granary in Grange, where twice a week the council have to empty the septic tank. It’s a serious health hazard,” he added.

Cllr Pender cited an incident were manholes became blocked up and overflowed within the estate. He said that matter was resolved quickly, but insisted that a long-term solution was urgently needed.

Senior engineer Kieran Cullinane accepted there was a problem with capacity in Grange, but confirmed that the area was not part of the planned upgrade in Tullow.

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