Email NewsLocal NewsLead water pipesBy Alan Jacques – June 13, 2015 1277 Previous articleAlcohol abuseNext articleWhat’s going on? Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie LIMERICK Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has condemned the Government for rowing back on a key commitment to fix water pipes free of charge in homes as part of Irish Water’s ‘First Fix’ policy. “As a result of this decision, hundreds of homeowners in Limerick with dangerous lead pipes will find themselves having to pay on the double in order to ensure they have access to a safe and secure water supply. The scale of the problem has been clear under EPA surveys which have indicated that up to 200,000 homes across the country could possess lead supply pipes. This presents a serious threat to the health of residents, which is heightened for young children and pregnant women”, he said. Advertisement Irish Water to replace old water mains on St Nessan’s Road Print Update: Works underway to resolve discolouration of water in Raheen area RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick customers to benefit from extension of Irish Water’s First Fix free scheme to tackle leaks Twitter Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Linkedin Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos Facebook TAGSEPAFianna FáilFirst Fix policyIrish Waterlead water pipeslimerickWillie O’Dea TD WhatsApp Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State
Dearborn County, In. — North Vernon-based Dave O’Mara Contracting will begin bridge deck overlays and repairs in Dearborn and Switzerland Counties around July 31, weather permitting. The $497,612 contract includes work on U.S. 50 near Tanner’s Creek in Dearborn County and State Road 56 at Indian Creek in Switzerland County.The overlay on U.S. 50 at Tanner’s Creek will cover all four spans and increase traction. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the bridge, but shifted to accommodate work operations. Statistics show more than 17,000 vehicles per day use the bridge.The State Road 56 bridge will be reduced to one lane and controlled with signals during construction. Statistics show the bridge handles about 3,000 vehicles per day.The completion date for both bridges is September 1, 2017.