Water works on Charleville estate described as ‘invasive’

Residents of Holy Cross Place in Charleville will hold a meeting tonight Thursday at 7pm in Charleville FET (Mannix College) to discuss problems regarding water connection works being carried out on their estate.
A ‘Letter to the Editor’, printed on the Charleville pages of the Vale Star last week, signed by 25 residents, described the work being carried out on the estate as ‘invasive’, as contractors moved water connections from back yards to the front of houses. The residents have said that they won’t allow workers to enter their homes until answers to questions are given. In the past week, residents of Holy Cross have had a meeting with Ward and Burke, con-tractors for Irish Water, and Cork County Council, and a residents’ spokesperson described the meeting as “fairly productive, we got some answers and we app-reciate them taking the time to meet with us”.
The statement continued, “They couldn’t give answers to the rest of the questions as they would be under the remit of Irish Water. We have now requested a meeting, with Irish Water, Cork County Council and Ward and Burke all in attendance, therefore there can be no passing the buck. And we need honest answers to straightforward quest-ions.”