Water

I have written to Waterways Ireland to ask how it proposes to stop the citizenry from stealing the water it supplies to harbours.

4 responses to “Water

  1. Perhaps they’ll lace it with Leptospira bacteria, causing the thieves to develop Weil’s Disease and die. That’ll learn ’em! :-D

  2. Leptospirosis can be spread by contact without drinking the water. However, it is possible that water supplies on the upper reaches of the Shannon Navigation, and on Lough Key, may be contaminated with cryptosporidium: Waterways Ireland confirmed in Marine Notice 39/14 [which does not seem to be available on its website] that the “Boil water” notice issued last year by Roscommon County Council is still in force.

    Some of the area to which it applies is known as the Boyle Waters. bjg

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  4. Ah, cryptosporidium. There was an outbreak of that in Belfast a while back – turns out some rather cavalier builder had connected the output of his client’s septic tank to the city’s main drinking water supply. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/1296158.stm

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