Major Coshquin water blockage removed to address flooding issues: Conor Heaney

A major obstruction discovered in an underground water pipe in Coshquin has been removed, according to a local councillor.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 11:13 am
Conor Heaney.

Sinn Féin Councillor for Foyleside Conor Heaney welcomed the completion of works in the Coshquin area.

He said he hoped it would address flooding issues which have blighted the residents of Benview Estate:

Colr. Heaney said: “After a number of engagements by my predecessor Mickey Cooper with officials from the Housing Executive, Rivers Agency and Roads Service a major blockage in an arterial water pipe running through the estate was discovered.

“Works to remove the blockage have now been completed which will hopefully address the problem. I will continue to monitor the situation and address any further issues that may arise.”

The councillor, who was recently co-opted to the council as a replacement for Colr. Cooper said he has separately been asking for an External Cycle Maintenance scheme (ECM) for the Coshquin hamlet.

“We have also been lobbying the Housing Executive for an ECM scheme to be carried out in the area. These schemes involve works being done to the exterior of properties including painting, repairs to guttering etc.

“I am hoping that the Housing Executive will shortly confirm that a scheme will be rolled out in 2021 and will keep residents updated as the issue progresses,” said the Foyleside representative.”