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Water pipes broken under the marlton Road

Water pipes seem to be broken under this streach of the Marlton Road

Thomas,

We have tested this water and there is no chlorine present so it must be surface water coming up through the road.

This often happens where the land is higher than the road.

Thanks again for letting us know as it is always worth checking.

Regards,

Declan Marnane,

Wicklow Area Engineer,

0404 20173

—–Original Message—–

Sent: 25 January 2010 21:43

To: County Secretary – Group

Subject: water pipe breakages

Dear sir or Madam

I wish to draw your attention to the water pipe breakages on the Marlton road

Please inform the relevant department,

Hoping this will bring about the speedy repair and help conserve this precious resource!

We need Jobs not new Taxes!

Water charges ‘to raise €1bn’


The Government said it intends to raise as much as €1 billion per annum from water metering charges when they are introduced, Minister for Environment John Gormley said this morning.

Gormley is expected to bring proposals to Government in the coming weeks for the installation of water meters in 1.1 million homes connected to the public water mains supply.

Many householders around the country are still experiencing water shortages two weeks after the end of the severe weather conditions due to burse pipes and leaks.

Minister Gormley described as “shocking” the percentage or water which is lost annually due to defective pipes, and said that situation must be rectified immediately.

Earlier today the minister announced that investment in replacing defective water mains will increase to €300million over the next three years.

He also said that his department was examining options to ensure delivering of metering and that roll out of meters will likely begin next year.

“We’ve taken the decision now to introduce water metering in this country which will be done on the basis of an allocation of water to each household and you pay above that,”.

By CHARLIE TAYLOR

Main article source http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/0125/breaking30.htm


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