There's some good news for residents in the Murrisk and Lecanvey areas, who have had to endure a poor water quality supply for a number of years.

The issue was discussed at this week's meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District, where a Mayo County Council official said consultants will be appointed shortly to progress the project.

Last September, former Minister Michael Ring announced that the Murrisk Water Supply would be included in the multi-annual Rural Water Programme, and would see a quality water supply being brought to about 350 houses in the area.

Currently, signs at the base of Croagh Patrick alert visitors to the fact that the water is not fit for human consumption, while local residents have had to endure poor water quality for years.

Westport-based Independent Councillor Christy Hyland told Midwest News that the scheme is progressing, but it could still be two years before it's completed.

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