Irish Water debacle: Company ordered to pay fine, after being found guilty of failing to improve quality of drinking water in Co. Galway village – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Irish Water debacle: Company ordered to pay fine, after being found guilty of failing to improve quality of drinking water in Co. Galway village




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The unmitigated disaster that is Irish Water just keeps on rumbling.

The wretched utility has been ordered to pay a €3,000 fine to charity, to avoid a criminal conviction.

The fine stems from Irish Water’s failure to timely complete a €1m project to improve the quality of drinking water in Carraroe, Co. Galway. The village was under a boil water notice earlier this year, as its water supply was found to contain excessive amounts of trihalomethanes (THMs), a series of chemical compounds pernicious to human health.

As a result of its failure, Irish Water now has to pay €3,000 must go to the local charity Aras an Dara.

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