East Galway T.D. Seán Canney has welcomed the appointment of the Engineering Consultants to design an engineering solution for the South Galway/Gort Lowlands flood relief scheme.
This area in County Galway has been subjected to some of the most severe flooding over many years.
‘In my term as Minister for the O.P.W. with responsibility for Flood Relief, I instigated the commencement of this scheme to find solutions to the very unique problems with flooding in this area. The flooding and its causes have been subjected to many reports and investigations over many years. I am delighted that now we will proceed to design a solution to the problem’ stated Deputy Canney.
The contract for the Engineering services will be signed next Wednesday with Galway County Council as the Contracting Authority.
‘I fully understand the anxiety and fear which the people living in these areas have experienced.
I would like to acknowledge the work of Galway County Council, the local County Councillors, Flood Action Group, and the residents affected by the flooding for their support and co-operation to date.
It is also worth noting that the Environmental Services Consultants will be appointed in the coming weeks.
I expect the design to progress immediately and hopefully a permanent solution can be identified once and for all’, concluded Deputy Canney.