Meath West TD, Peadar Toibín, has told Meath Live that the government must act immediately to address the ongoing issue with water supply in the Trim area.
The Aontú leader said, “This week Irish Water and Meath County Council issued advise to customers in Trim and surrounding areas again that that night-time water restriction were being implemented to help reservoir levels recover. That these restrictions are being repeated over and over again is damaging and wrong”.
“Myself and the Aontú Trim area representative Jack Lynch have been in contact with Irish Water multiple times in the last 12 months in relation to major water outages in Trim and surrounding areas. Enfield, Ballivor, Rathmolyon Longwood, and Trim are in receipt of a 3rd world water supply. While this particular water outage was overnight many people in the area told me that their daytime water did not return at full power”.
“Aontú was forced to hold a public demonstration in the Trim in Autumn to put pressure on Irish Water to make the necessary investments. Thankfully they have announced an increase in water capacity in Enfield but we can’t have a piecemeal approach. We need all the capacity issues to be dealt with”.
“The answer to this is government investment. Trim is growing but the government investment is not growing. This can be seen in our schools and in our water supply. Keeping electricity going to peoples’ homes and water flowing to their taps is the least we can expect from an administration. We are calling for the government TDs in Meath West to stand up for the people of Trim and make the investment now.