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

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7 Jan 2011 Comments Off on Co Council seeking to repair leaks as Monaghan copes with water shortages

michael@northern-standard.ie 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, ...