Co Council seeking to repair leaks as Monaghan copes with water shortages

7 January 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

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Monaghan emerged as one of the counties that fared better than most in terms of escaping the worst of the water shortages that resulted from the big freeze and thaw over Christmas and the New Year.
But many homes and businesses were nonetheless left without water when pipes froze in the run up to St Stephen’s Day, and this affected both rural areas and towns. Standpipes to give people access to water were put in place by local authorities around the county, including the main towns of Carrickmacross, Castleblayney, Ballybay, Monaghan and Clones.
A Co Council official pointed out this week that council water supplies were not turned off at any time during the freeze and thaw, except in Emyvale and Glaslough, where the mains supply was turned off for a period on the night of 29th December to conserve supplies. This contrasted with the situation in many other counties around the country, including Dublin city, where severe restrictions were in place and are only now being phased out.
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