Cllr Calls For Action On Sewer Pipe Problems At Tralee Estate

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Cllr Mikey Sheehy.

COUNCILLORS have asked if there could be a campaign to let every householder know what not to put down their toilet as it’s causing difficulties in the local sewerage system.

The call came after a discussion leading from a motion by Cllr Mikey Sheehy, asking what is the long-term proposal to alleviate the ongoing issues with sewer pipes in Old Marian Park.

Council management said there are difficulties with two blockages in mid-terrace on the main sewer lines which are laid under the back gardens of the 75 year old housing estate.

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The Council has tried power jetting each sewer from both ends without total success and is now working on gaining access to the relevant locations to do the repairs.

It was revealed that there are items in the sewer that should not be there and are causing great difficulty in clearing.

Cllr Sam Locke asked if it was possible to let every house in the Tralee area know what they can and can’t flush down their toilet. Cllr Deirdre Ferris suggested a leaflet drop to each household.

Tralee MD Officer, Jean Foley, said a ‘Think Before You Flush’ public campaign was launched in Tralee two weeks ago by Clean Coasts/An Taisce in conjunction with Irish Water and Tralee Tidy Towns regarding the issue. Council management agreed to contact Irish Water about a more widespread public campaign.

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