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Mc Hugh welcomes Rivers Agency commitment to carry works of persistent flooding in Clady

Published: 26 November, 2013

Sinn Féin Councillor for the Clady area Maolíosa Mc Hugh, has welcomed a commitment he has received from Rivers Agency to take measures to alleviate a long standing flooding problem in the Urney Road/Urney Court area Clady.

Cllr Mc Hugh said,

'Many people will be aware of the problem of flooding on a section of land when just entering Clady village from Strabane. This manifests itself not only in water ponding in the field for many months throughout the year it has caused problems for the tree plantation of a local land owner and residents of Urney Court. Following representations from a number of people I undertook to contact a number of agencies to ascertain who would be responsible for ensuring this problem is rectified.

Following contact with officials from different departments, Rivers Agency have now made a commitment that they will undertake work to resolve this problem.

Cllr Mc Hugh cont

'I would now like to welcome an indication from Rivers Agency to me that they will undertake a piece of work, which will involve installing an addition section of drainage pipe, away from the vicinity of the rear of Urney Court and down towards the main road to tie in with an existing waterway. Rivers Agency believe that this solve the problem with the flooding and that they will begin the work in the near future. I would like to thank Rivers Agency for this piece of positive news and I have no doubt that the residents of Urney Court will do likewise'