Water delivered street-by-street

Water was delivered street-by-street after recent floods in Sligo County led to discolouration and fears of contamination of the public supply.

Firefighters helped organise the delivery of water, which saw householders in the street with a wide assortment of containers.

Originally residents were told to boil water, but the delivery was decided on to "minimise inconvenience" the council told the Independent.

Tests on the water proved no microbiological contamination, though the deliveries would continue until the discolouration faded.

In Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, however three types of bacteria, including e-coli were found in the water supply as a result of sewage contamination.

Residents of Mallow in North Cork were told that their taps had run dry because water filters had been unable to cope with the sudden rush of water.



Click a keyword to see more stories on that topic, view related news, or find more related items.


You need to be logged in to make a comment. Don't have an account? Set one up right now in seconds!

© Faversham House Ltd 2008. edie news articles may be copied or forwarded for individual use only. No other reproduction or distribution is permitted without prior written consent.