Friday October 30, 2020

Modernising Ireland's water infrastructure will take time

An exceptionally dry summer which saw water restrictions in some parts of Ireland brought the issue of water to the fore this year, writes Caroline Allen.

5th October, 2013
Dave Fenton, GMC Sierra Limited, installing the first Irish Water meter in Maynooth, Co Kildare.

An exceptionally dry summer which saw water restrictions in some parts of Ireland, the rollout of Irish Water's nationwide metering programme, and the introduction of septic tank inspections were three issues which all brought water to the fore this year.

The developments come in the wake of the ‘‘State of Ireland'' 2013 report by Engineers Ireland, published last February, which gave the country's water and flooding infrastructure a C grade. It found that the infrastructure...

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