Irish Water urged to cut leakage loss by 176 million litres a day

Some 712 million litres are lost each day and the Commission for the Regulation of Utilities says this should be reduced to 536 million litres a day by 2024

19th October, 2020
Irish Water urged to cut leakage loss by 176 million litres a day
Around 1.7 billion litres of water is produced every day from 800 water treatment plants but 712 million litres of this is lost. Picture: Getty

Irish Water is going to be given a new target to reduce the loss of water from its pipes by 176 million litres a day.

Around 1.7 billion litres of water is produced every day from 800 water treatment plants but 712 million litres of this is still lost due to leaks in public water mains and private pipes.

The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has proposed that Irish Water should reduce the daily loss of 712...

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