Discounts on water bills to
continue for organisations

Present when Provident Financial presented a cheque to the Elm Park women's group in Clonmel were, seated, Eileen Egan, Breda Mullins, Irene Quirke, Provident; Deirdre Landers and Darren Ryan. Standing, Marie Ryan, Michael Dillon, Provident; Laura Mullins, Eldon Ryan, Tracey Williamson, Sarah Mullins, Selina Meaney and Kieran Quirke, Provident.
Organisations that qualified for discounts on their water bills should contact the

Organisations that qualified for discounts on their water bills should contact the

County Council as normal, Pat Holland, Council

administrative officer stated at a meeting of Clonmel

Borough District.

The Council was maintaining the regime for waivers until told otherwise by Irish Water, he said.

Cllr. Michael Murphy said he had been contacted by two organisations with charitable status wondering if this arrangement for discounts would continue into the future.

Discounts should continue for groups such as Tidy Towns committees and residents associations, said Cllr. Pat English.

He also said he had first reported a fault in a Clonmel housing estate to Irish Water on December 22 but water was still flowing down the road on January 21, despite the fact that he had reported it three times.

Cllr. Andy Moloney asked how much more capacity would the sewage treatment plant in Cahir take when more houses were built. Sewage in the town’s car park had overflowed on numerous occasions last year and when that happened sewage was left hanging on the foliage of the river bank.

He asked if the Council or the Fisheries Board could clear that foliage.

There were very serious concerns about the cost of unblocking shared drains in the Clonmel area, said Cllr. Siobhan Ambrose.

This was a very big issue in the town and the Council should get in touch with Irish Water to seek clarification about it, said Cllr. Richie Molloy.

Many elderly people were affected and it was very difficult for neighbourhoods to get together and bear the cost of unblocking the drains, he said.

This was an issue in some towns and that might be a way to approach the problem with Irish Water, suggested Mr. Holland.