Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that Roscommon County Council has been allocated an additional €90,0000 for flood relief works at Ballymurray.
Welcoming the news Minister Denis Naughten said “The funding for minor flood mitigation at Ballymurray, Roscommon will see works carried out to pipe flood waters away and clean a drain which runs into the River Hind. These works are practical steps to help solve the threat of flooding the Ballymurray area”.
“The works will help to address the flooding which occurred during winter 2015/16 and is on foot of detailed work performed by a team of dedicated staff at Roscommon County Council. This involved inspecting the situation on the ground during the flooding itself, followed by the collection of flood data and design work on potential solutions which were then presented to the Office of Public Works for funding”.
“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 Roscommon and Galway,” concluded Minister Denis Naughten.
The work will be carried out in two areas. €36,000 will be spent at Ballymurry North to install 400 metres of 900mm wide pipework in the hard shoulder of the N61 from the flood location to the existing land drain. An existing 850 metre land drain running towards the River Hind will also be cleared.
€54,000 will be spent on the installation of 750 metres of 900mm wide pipework from the flood location and 350m inland connecting to an existing land drain.