OUT OF WATER; Burst Pipes Leave 1.5million Homeowners Struggling with Shortages as Crews Try to Prevent a Flooding Meltdown; Yet Another Meltdown; Ireland Braced for Severe Flooding Just Days after Snow Brought Us to a Standstill

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OUT OF WATER; Burst Pipes Leave 1.5million Homeowners Struggling with Shortages as Crews Try to Prevent a Flooding Meltdown; Yet Another Meltdown; Ireland Braced for Severe Flooding Just Days after Snow Brought Us to a Standstill


Byline: Ian Carey

MORE Temperatures rose to 11C in some areas yesterday, leading to a surge in water leaving reservoirs, particularly in the capital.

As transport services returned to normal, any relief that the big freeze was over quickly disappeared amid the threat of widespread flooding. Local authorities have warned families across the country to expect pressure restrictions and breaks to supplies in coming days.

Homes and businesses in Dublin city were left without water from last night until 9am as the council tried to control the flow of water from reservoirs.

Yesterday, council workers in Dublin, Cork City and Co. Kilkenny were forced to bring emergency supplies to homes.

And tonight, 1.5million, or 35 per cent of the population, will be hit by shortages. Households across the Dublin Water Region, which takes in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare, will be affected. In Tralee, Co. Kerry, crews worked late into the night as around 20,000 householders had their taps switched off.

The Lisloose Reservoir is at critically low levels and Kerry County Council urged families not to stockpile water. Officials in Limerick described the situation as 'unprecedented', with engineers working around the clock to tackle burst water mains, and restore supplies. Householders and firms in the area were told to expect breaks to water services in the coming days. Preparations have begun to roll out alternative supplies in Abbeyfeale and Newcastle West, the areas worst affected.

In Westmeath, burst pipes led to supplies being switched off in Kinnegad and Athlone.

And in Cork city, the council called on property owners to check buildings left vacant over Christmas following a surge in demand.

Water stands will continue to operate in the city from 8am to 8pm today at Boreenmanna Road, Deerpark, Commons Road and two locations on the Old Youghal Road. Burst and leaking mains meant pressure was reduced, and there were temporary shutdowns.

Restrictions were also in place in Sligo and Kilkenny, where emergency depots were set up. In Killester, mains leaks led to similar measures. …

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