Wednesday April 1, 2020

The Shannon-Dublin pipeline isn’t pie in the sky, it’s critical infrastructure

When the weather finally does break, the rainfall still won’t solve the problems besetting our creaking water supply

15th July, 2018
Water could be taken from the Parteen Basin in Co Tipperary to supply water to Dublin Picture: Old River Shannon Trust

During the recent warm and dry weather spell, I learned a thing or two about water. The first thing is that water doesn’t just fall from the sky. In fact, it didn’t fall from anywhere in recent months. As a result, our water supply has been described as being on a “knife-edge” and Irish Water has warned if there is not significant rainfall in the autumn, there will be “a nightmare scenario later this year”....

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