éirígí spokesperson Stephen Murney has welcomed the quick response by the Water Service following a drainage issue in the Derrybeg estate.
Stephen, who is also a local community activist in the area, said “I was contacted by several residents in 5th Avenue after a manhole was constantly leaking with water actually running down the street. A foul smell was also emanating from the manhole cover which would suggest the presence of raw sewage.
“I contacted the Water Service on behalf of the concerned residents and i’m glad to say they responded quickly and fixed the problem.
“This could have posed serious health risks particularly as there are young kids playing in this street. I’d like to thank the Water Service for their speedy response to resolving this issue “.