Saturday June 6, 2020

Irish Water warns of more water shortages ahead due to climate change

Last summer, water restrictions were imposed due to a drought which saw water levels in reservoirs drop to very low levels and put 100 water supplies at risk

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
13th June, 2019

Irish Water has warned the government about the danger of future water shortages due to climate change.

Last summer, water restrictions were imposed due to a drought which saw water levels in reservoirs drop to very low levels and put 100 water supplies at risk.

In a meeting with Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy last April, Irish Water predicted that water flows could drop by up to 30 per cent in the summer and autumn by...

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