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Remedial action taken to reduce risk of Springhill Park flooding incidents.

Published: 3 January, 2012

Remedial action taken to reduce risk of Springhill Park flooding incidents.



Sinn Féin Councillor Jay Mc Cauley has welcomed action taken by a local landowner, the Rivers Agency, Roads Service and Water Service to reduce the risk of flooding to homes in Springhill Park.


Cllr Mc Cauley,


"In October the homes of two residents at the top of Springhill Park were flooded and once again in December these, and other homes at the top of the Park, narrowly escaped flooding following prolonged periods of heavy rain.


"Being at the scene with residents on both occasions it was clear that the main contributing factor to the flooding was water deluging down from land above the homes.


"Since both events, I have been liasing with the relevant statutory agencies including Roads Service, Water Service and the Rivers Agency to have remedial action taken to reduce the risk of flooding to these homes.


"Through the Rivers Agency, the landowner was contacted and upon being briefed about the nature of the problem brought in a digger and at his own personal cost excavated a channel to divert rainwater away from the problem area. Roads Service and Water Service have also been extremely pro-active on the issue and have cleaned storm drains in the vicinity of these homes to reduce the risk of water backing up into homes. I would also like to thank local Housing Executive Staff for all the assistance that they have provided to residents affected by flooding since October. THE ENDS