Cllr. Pat Kennedy has said that Kirikee Water Supply needs urgent attention as more than 30 houses are regularly in fear of losing their water supply. The facility is regularly running out of water and Wicklow County Council are keeping it topped up.
While praising the council for the way they are managing to keep the water supply going, Cllr. Kennedy says it is unsustainable to be drawing tank loads of water to Kirikee on a daily basis. “Each lorry brings 4,000 gallons of water.
That is 28,000 gallons a week and this has been going on for the last four months. This is unsustainable and I have discussed it with both Wicklow County Council and Irish Water.
What I am looking for is a full investigation of the well and the possibility of drilling further bore holes that can feed a reservoir so that there is an adequate supply of water.”