‘Pure muck’ coming out of some taps in mid-Kerry, says councillor

Some residents in mid-Kerry are having to put up with ‘pure muck’ coming out of their taps, a local councillor has claimed. John Francis Flynn 1 Cllr John Francis Flynn made the claim as councillors were debating the quality of the water supply from the Mid-Kerry Water Scheme which continues to be bedevilled by pipe breakages and water outages. Kerry County Council has denied the claims. The Mid-Kerry Water Scheme continues to dominate debate at meetings of councillors in the South and West Kerry Municipal District. The discussion usually focuses on the problems of water outages in areas like Beaufort, Listry, Faha, Killorglin and Milltown. On this occasion however, attention turned to the quality of the water when there is a supply. Cllr John Francis Flynn said one resident hadn’t drunk the water for a year and a half and there was ‘pure muck’ coming down the lines. Cllr Michael Cahill said the water supply in places was white in colour due to chlorine in the water. In response, senior engineer Colm Mangan, said the water supplied by the Mid Kerry plant is of the highest quality and publicly available test results bear this out. Meanwhile, work is to begin in the coming weeks on the laying of €400,000 euro worth of new pipeline at Mountain Stage near Glenbeigh to improve the supply in that area.