Fire crew fills 60,000 litre tank for sea lions
FIRE brigade crews spent four hours filling a sea lion water tank for Duffy's Circus in the seaside town of Tramore in Waterford to pump water into the 60,000-litre container.Irish Water gave the go-ahead for the operation.
"It's not an irregular thing to happen. If it does happen, then Duffy's or any such body pays the full economic cost," a Waterford City Council spokesman said.
Approval is only given if it does not interfere with the potential use of the tenders for emergency situations, he added.
The spokesman said the bill has yet to be calculated as they have to take into account fuel and other expenses.
As Irish Water is now in charge of the provision of water its permission was also required.
Mark McFerran, a spokesman for Duffy's, said the fee for the fire service is "around €500 to €550" but they haven't received the invoice yet. "We always pay the fire service when we require them to fill the pool," he said.
"Our three sea lions, Ziggy, Andrew and Nelson showered the firemen and women with kisses when the pool was filled."