Water works should finish at end of month

Water works should finish at end of month

Irish Water is on schedule to have works in Cavan Town completed by the end of the month despite the inconvenience of a global pandemic and lockdown. There are about five weeks left before the completion of the project to upgrade water mains in Cavan Town centre.

Members of the Cavan Belturbet Municipal District raised the matter at the June meeting of the local authority.

Church Street, Cavan, remains closed from its junction with the Cock Hill to Thomas Ashe Street. Though initially due to be completed by Friday, July 24, members asked if Coronavirus restrictions would see that date pushed out.

Director of Service Brendan Jennings said the local authority would continue to liaise with water services with regard to the project, but that the work was progressing well.

Mr Jennings said that progress was going according to plan, but acknowledged it was a “difficult section”.

“We are working with business owners to accommodate them in any way we can. This will be of huge benefit to the town. The old system was in very poor condition,” Mr Jenning said.

Outgoing Cathaoirleach, John Paul Feeley, said: “It’s good to see the work going on, but it is not easy.”

Later in the meeting Cathaoirleach Feeley handed the chain of office over to the newly appointed chair, Independent councillor Brendan Fay.

Accepting the position, Cllr Fay paid tribute to his predecessor saying: “Thank you for your stewardship of the last year. You were a fair and efficient cathaoirleach. There is a lot of work to be done in the next year.”

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