Thaw brings threat of water crisis

Inside Politics: Dublin is facing weeks of restrictions as capital strains at near capacity

Water shortages underline the argument for a single water utility. Photograph: Getty Images

Water shortages underline the argument for a single water utility. Photograph: Getty Images

During the height of Storm Emma, a water crisis did not really feature on the horizon of most people’s list of inconvenient consequences.

But as the thaw firmly takes hold in most counties - with the exception of Kildare, Wexford and west Wicklow - we are beginning to see domino effects. And, of course, when your system is already near breaking point, the logical consequence is that even the slightest bit of further pressure will make it snap.

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