Irish Water chief issues warning over Shannon pipeline

Delay to €1.4bn pipeline could see more water drawn from Liffey to supply greater Dublin area

5th January, 2020
Irish Water chief issues warning over Shannon pipeline
More water will have to be taken from the river Liffey to supply the greater Dublin area if the €1.4 billion Shannon pipeline is delayed

Irish Water has warned that more water will have to be taken from the river Liffey to supply the greater Dublin area if the €1.4 billion Shannon pipeline is delayed.

The 170-kilometre pipeline to bring water from Shannon to Dublin and the midlands has been on the drawing board for the past five years. But no planning permission application has been made, key government legislation on water abstraction has not been passed, and a cost...

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