Monday, 16 April 2012

'Unstable' water supply to 150,000 homes

MORE THAN 150,000 homes in Dublin and Wicklow could be left without guaranteed drinking water “for years” if an unstable 19th century water tunnel collapses, Dublin City Council has said.

The Vartry water tunnel, which runs through the Wicklow Mountains, “could suffer a partial or total collapse at any point in time”, the council said.

However, it said it would not be in a position to build a replacement tunnel until 2013 – if Government finances are available at that time.

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