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    Default They want to rob the river Shannon

    Prime Time on Thursday last - 28th June, reported on the mounting pressure on the public water supply in Dublin.

    Demand for water is at such a pitch that some radical suggestions and models for supplementing the Blessington reservoir are getting attention. One is to take seawater and make it consumable but the process is very expensive. Another is to tap into an aquifer that is under Dublin Meath, Kildare. Yet another is to take some water from the Shannon via pipe but locals down there feel that the river will go dry within a decade.

    What do ye think of this boys and girls?

    By the way, the report mentioned that between the reservoir and your tap, 30% of the supplied water is lost in leakage...

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    If the water is going up to The Pale, then do yer duty that will make the water taste "peculiar" and rename the Shannon, Yellow River.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Auditor #9
    Prime Time on Thursday last - 28th June, reported on the mounting pressure on the public water supply in Dublin.

    Demand for water is at such a pitch that some radical suggestions and models for supplementing the Blessington reservoir are getting attention. One is to take seawater and make it consumable but the process is very expensive. Another is to tap into an aquifer that is under Dublin Meath, Kildare. Yet another is to take some water from the Shannon via pipe but locals down there feel that the river will go dry within a decade.

    What do ye think of this boys and girls?

    By the way, the report mentioned that between the reservoir and your tap, 30% of the supplied water is lost in leakage...
    The fall in the Shannon as it makes its way to the sea is very small (apart from around Ard Na Crusha). Rising sea levels and storm surges from climate change will impact greatly on flooding of the Shannon basin. Vast areas of central Ireland will be at risk from flooding in times of high rainfall and high tides. The Government are well aware of this risk. It may therefore become necessary to take water from the Shannon to lessen this impact.

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    instead of spending billions building a pipe from the shannon to dublin, they should use the money to give grants for people to install rainwater collection devices on houses. Problem solved.

    Instead of spending a fortune filtering cleaning and piping water so we can flush it down the toilet, we should just collect rainwater for the same purpose.

    It should be a building requirement
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lennon
    The fall in the Shannon as it makes its way to the sea is very small (apart from around Ard Na Crusha). Rising sea levels and storm surges from climate change will impact greatly on flooding of the Shannon basin. Vast areas of central Ireland will be at risk from flooding in times of high rainfall and high tides. The Government are well aware of this risk. It may therefore become necessary to take water from the Shannon to lessen this impact.
    Ahh, I see, so it isn't just a "water grab", its for the protection of the Shannon flood plains ? .

    What a lucky coincidence that the Shannon needs water removed just around the same time that Dublin needs more water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akrasia
    instead of spending billions building a pipe from the shannon to dublin, they should use the money to give grants for people to install rainwater collection devices on houses. Problem solved.

    Instead of spending a fortune filtering cleaning and piping water so we can flush it down the toilet, we should just collect rainwater for the same purpose.

    It should be a building requirement
    Very good point Akrasia. The priority should be to reduce the waste of high quality (?) drinking water whether through leakage, or inappropriate use.

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    We had a water supply, untill someone filled it with a landfill! Thats Green party, you guys are totally not sellouts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew
    I thought that more than 60% of water was lost on the way to your tap, due to ancient leaky pipes, which are being fixed according to a number of professional models that I saw with Dick Roche.
    I bet one of them was called Glenda :x

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    They should fix the pipes before examining other options. I think I remember SFA or IBEC calling for this on numerous occasions because it is there rates tha pay for all our water.
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    Surely the answer is build more reservoirs closer to Dublin?

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