Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Water shortages across Ireland

Luke Walsh in Burst pipes and increased demand has led to water shortages across Ireland as the country faces continued snow and freezing temperatures. Limerick County Council has said heavy rainfall and a rise in temperatures have led to a thaw in many parts of the county overnight and this today (January 12).

The local authority has urged customers to conserve water to the maximum extent possible but added that interruptions in supply were 'inevitable' over the coming days. Limerick's senior engineer, Donal Brennan, said: "Customers throughout the county can expect interruptions in supply over the coming days.

"Council crews are continuing their efforts to maintain supplies and the public are asked to promptly repair any leaks within their premises. "We will continue to ensure that disruption to public water supplies is kept to a minimum and supplies are restored as soon as practicable."

While the shortages continue the county council will provide water at static standpipes in various locations…..

A stone church wall in Limerick, Ireland, shot by Gaz Davidson, who has released the image into the public domain

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