University agrees to work with agencies to address flooding at at Dunvale-Cooper

Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper has welcomed confirmation from the Univeristy of Ulster (UU) at Magee that they are work to find a solution over drainage issues which affected homes in Dunvale Park following flooding there in recent months.mickey-cooper-head-shot-copy

Councillor Cooper said “Homes in Dunvale Park bordering the playing fields at the University of Ulster site on the Duncreggan Road were affected by the recent floods.

Residents contacted me with their concerns and fears and asked if I could see what could be done to prevent flooding around their homes.

I have spoken with the University and outlined the concerns of local residents in regards to future flooding.

I am pleased to say officials at the UU have taken those concerns on board and are working to find a permanent solution as a matter of urgency. This will involve installation of a new drainage system and has also involved NI Water and the Rivers Agency working to ensure there are no blockages in their water lines running through the site. Taken in tandem these measures should remove any ongoing issues and reassure local residents of the Dunvale Park area’

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