Thursday 19 October 2017

€1.77bn spend is just the tip of the iceberg in fixing decades-old issue

Paul Melia

Paul Melia

THE extent of the works and money required to bring our water network up to standard cannot be over-estimated.

The €1.77bn announced by Irish Water in recent days to complete upgrades over the next three years is the tip of the iceberg – 10 times this enormous sum is needed over the coming decades.

And let no one blame the last government, or even the one before that, for creating this mess.

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