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Irish Water says it needs €2 billion to prevent Dublin water crisis

According to current projections, there is a danger of the greater Dublin area running out of water by 2025 unless it can build a 170-kilometre pipeline to bring 330 million litres per day from the Shannon

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

11th February, 2018
Irish Water managing director Jerry Grant

Irish Water is seeking special once-off funding of up to €2 billion to ensure that Dublin does not run out of water.

The government is currently finalising the ten-year capital plan which will amount to €115 billion.

Irish Water is seeking a guaranteed allocation of €700 million per year to ensure that it can continue with its programme of replacing leaky pipes and building new wastewater treatment plants to stop the discharge of raw sewage.

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