Micheál Martin: water supply criticism is overblown

Criticising the country’s water infrastructure could be damaging the state’s competitiveness and ability to attract jobs, Micheál Martin has warned.

The Fianna Fail leader criticised Enda Kenny for emphasising the flaws in the water piping network.
Lead has been detected in the supply of approximately 75,000 homes. A grant aid scheme is to be introduced to help low-income families replace lead pipes once the problem has been fully identified. The Times reported yesterday that almost half of all water in the public network is leaking out of the system. Figures from Irish Water showed 46.7 per cent was unaccounted for

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