The Shannon-Dublin pipeline isn’t pie in the sky, it’s critical infrastructure

The Shannon-Dublin pipeline isn’t pie in the sky, it’s critical infrastructure
Water could be taken from the Parteen Basin in Co Tipperary to supply water to Dublin Picture: Old River Shannon Trust

When the weather finally does break, the rainfall still won’t solve the problems besetting our creaking water supply

During the recent warm and dry weather spell, I learned a thing or two about water. The first thing is that water doesn’t just fall from the sky. In fact, it didn’t fall from anywhere in recent months. As a result, our water supply has been described as being on a “knife-edge” and Irish Water has warned if there is not significant rainfall in the autumn, there will be “a nightmare scenario later this year”.

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