The water files

As Irish Water faces a drought not seen for 40 years, emails from TDs, Senators and councillors obtained by The Sunday Business Post reveal that the state body was already beset by a litany of leaks and infrastructure failings

8th July, 2018
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The Vartry reservoir in Roundwood in Co Wicklow Picture: RollingNews

The glorious sunshine that the country has been basking in for the past fortnight is almost creating the perfect storm for Irish Water.

There was so little rainfall that supplies in rivers and lakes are running low – and the hot conditions mean that the use of water is going up. The hosepipe ban that was put in place in Dublin has gone nationwide.

The busiest of Irish Water’s 830 water treatment plants usually run...

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