Water 'lost' hits 761m litres per day despite investment

Paul Melia, Irish News on April 09, 2018

The amount of "unaccounted-for water" has increased year on year despite Irish Water's massive investment programme.

The water regulator also says that some capital projects, including upgrades to plants, have been delayed and that the utility plans to spend more on capital projects than previously thought.

The 'Irish Water Capital Investments Monitoring Report' for the first half of 2017 says the company has made good progress on eliminating the number of households on long-term boil-water notice to just five people from more than 23,000 at the end of 2014, and upgrading plants at risk of failure. However, it points to delays in delivering the capital programme.

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