A building contractor in Ballyshannon has claimed Donegal County Council are “turning a blind eye” to a large sewage outflow on the public street.
John F. McGee contacted the Democrat saying that he had no alternative but to go to the media as he felt that he had been ignored by both the Council and Irish Water.
Mr McGee said, “It is a ridiculous situation and totally unacceptable. There is raw sewage bubbling out here on the West Port which, apart from the total inconvenience, is a threat to health and safety. The residents in the immediate area cannot even flush their toilets as it will just end up on the street.” He added that this has been an ongoing problem since May and that he had been in contact with both the Council and Irish Water to no avail.
“To be honest they are passing the buck from one to another with the result that nothing has been done to rectify the situation.
“Even this morning (Wed) a council van with sewage rods drove past me at the site and never even enquired if there was a problem. They have simply ignored it.
“I am awaiting the Environmental Health Officer here this morning which is another morning wasted. I have cleared the pipes myself in the past, but this is only a temporary solution. We have to get to the root of the problem and have it fixed.”
This newspaper has contacted Donegal Co. Council and are currently awaiting a reply.