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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

@obraonain
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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