According to Sinn Féin Councillor Seadhna Logan the solution to the foul smell on Mohill’s Main Street may be very simple.
The people of Mohill have been dealing with a horrible smell of sewage on the Main Street of Mohill for a number of years which “peaks in Summer, in times of heat” according to Cllr Logan.
The Sinn Féin councillor raised a number of issues in the Mohill area which “have went unduly long without resolution.”
The foul smell on the town’s main street was one of these issues which he says “have been raised by various councillors over a long period of time” and yet they have been “shelved or long fingered.”
Cllr Logan was not impressed by the Council’s response, which was to report the matter to Irish Water, with the hope that works on this issue would “form part of the 2017-2021 Capital Investment Programme by Irish Water.”
Cllr Logan said “mistakes were made in 2005” when works were carried out on sewerage pipes in the town. Cllr Logan said he had photos of the works being done and completed at that time and they show some issues.
He stated “there are no traps on the rainwater gullies” and the “sewerage pipes were not capped off properly when they were put down.” He said he believed fixing these could remedy the issue.
He commented it would be “unfair for the people of Mohill to deal with that smell for another two years.” The council were eager to see the photos and said they would look into it.
Cllr Enda Stenson said “the smell has to be dealt with,” he commented “Seadhna Logan has the answer - follow up on it.”
Cllr Sean McGowan also supported the council to follow up on the smell. He said the street gullies should have traps on them and it is not a huge cost to sort out.
Up to 300 houses in the Mohill area were without water last Friday, June 10 after a leak on a trunk water main at Eslinbridge.
Houses in the Shannagh, Cappagh and Treanmore estates were without water for most of the day.
Some group schemes in the Mohill area were also affected by the burst pipe.
Irish Water worked on the issue and had water supply fixed over the weekend.