Roscommon County Council has been allocated a further €67,500 to complete flood relief works already approved by the Office of Public Works, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed.
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The works will add to works already underway in Creagh, Moore, Taughmaconnell & Curraghboy to directly address the flooding of homes and property which occurred last winter.
“In most cases the works have already commenced and all works will be completed in the coming months. The total funding involved is over €1/4m for practical steps which it is hoped will solve the threat of flooding to homes in the areas concerned,” stated Minister Naughten.
“Following a meeting between officials from the OPW, Roscommon County Council, Minister Sean Canney and myself we have been able to progress works at seven locations and work is ongoing in conjunction with my officials in the Geological Survey of Ireland to address issues surrounding flooding problems at turloughs throughout County Roscommon.
“Monitoring of water levels is ongoing and an aerial survey of the turloughs has just been completed. As a result preliminary data will be available shortly that will allow the experts to start looking at potential solutions”.
“I want to thank Minister Sean Canney for his assistance in progressing these projects and I look forward to his assistance in addressing other flooding problems throughout County Roscommon” concluded Denis Naughten.
Details of the projects
A further €36,000 has been allocated for the installation of drainage pipes and Manholes at Beagh Brabazon, Creagh.
€14,850 has been allocated for the installation of piping and a culvert at Moore
€14,850 has been allocated for the installation of a Culvert under the R357 at Rockland
A further €1,800 has been allocated for the installation of piping at Curnalee, Curraghboy.