Weeks without water due to cold weather
January 10, 2011
People living in one Irish town have gone without public water service since before Christmas
due to frozen municipal pipes and resulting line breaks. The problems haven't been isolated just to small communities -- similar problems occurred in Dublin
, which is anything but a small or backwards community. Problems like these should serve as a reminder that a municipal water infrastructure
needs to be carefully maintained, even (and perhaps especially) when trouble isn't obvious. It's far costlier to try to repair a broken water system than to properly maintain one when weather conditions are ideal.
last revised January 2011