Limescale group to hold more public meetings

The committee group representing the residents of limescale-affected homes in South Kilkenny is to hold a series of public meetings around the region, following a recent meeting in Ferrybank.

The committee group representing the residents of limescale-affected homes in South Kilkenny is to hold a series of public meetings around the region, following a recent meeting in Ferrybank.

A meeting will take place in the Mooncoin Parish Hall on Thursday, July 5 at 8pm, with a meeting in Piltown the following Thursday, July 12 at 8pm in the community centre. Kilmacow Community Centre will host a meeting on July 18 at 8pm, while a further meeting will then take place in the Slieverue Centre at 8pm on July 26.

The campaign is seeking a solution to a dispute with Kilkenny County Council over the area’s water. Homes in the south have struggled with damage to household appliances such as kettles and dishwashers, following a switch to a hardwater source for the mains two years ago.

The council says that the water is of the highest quality, but residents say that damaged appliances are costing a fortune to repair or replace.