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'Drogheda is not the Third World' - water expert

But there is a very serious risk to the safe and secure provision of water services in this country, writes David Lynch

27th July, 2017
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A young family walking to a water station in Termon Abbey, Drogheda, Co Louth Pic: RollingNews.ie

From national policy down to the detailed engineering requirements of potable water treatment, everyone in Ireland seems to have an opinion on water. Unfortunately, so many of these opinions, although often the loudest heard, rarely have any basis in fact or international best practice. Instead they rely on thoughts, sound bites and populist comment.

Take, for example, the Louth native quoted in yesterday’s Irish Independent saying the ongoing water issue "like living in the third...

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