Thursday, 18 February 2016

DANGEROUS WATER



Would you pay for water that contains a carcinogenic ?

About 400,000 people in ten counties are being forced to pay for water that may seriously damage their health and cause cancer!

Irish Water has refused to directly inform those affected.

The particular carcinogenic a THM from Chlorine that is contained in the supply reservoirs  pipes that builds up after two or three days.

Friends of the Irish Environment recently appealed to the European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly to compel Irish Water to directly inform 
consumers of contamination on their bills however,she said that the European Commission could not force the company to do this.

The affected water sources are in various parts of the country, with several in Kerry and Cork, Kilkenny City, Waterford, Wicklow, Meath, Mayo, Roscommon, Donegal, and Galway.

Sinn Féin's position is to:- 
  • Abolish domestic water charges and dismantle Irish Water;
  • Stop the metering project and redirect the remaining monies to direct investment in infrastructure; 
  • Establish an independent Commission on Water Services to examine the most appropriate public ownership model 
    and to report back to Government within nine months; 
  • Underpin the new model for a public water service in legislation; 
  • Hold a referendum to enshrine the public ownership of Ireland’s water services in the Constitution;
  • Roll out a major water conservation programme in conjunction with local authorities.

17 comments:

  1. It's unbelievable what is still going on -- and is allowed to go on -- in this day and age.

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  2. Feudalism is a word that comes to mind.

    Thank you for your comment.

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    1. It is indeed and a product of the Government that set up Irish Water without putting in place any safety controls or codes of conduct.

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    1. Absolutely it is Rachael and thank you for your interest.

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  5. Awful, Mel. No wonder so many people have cancer now. We know not what else is being secreted into what we consume!

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    1. Thank you for your comment Val. It truly is shocking when you consider that contaminated water is being sold to a client which is not fit for the purpose.
      Nether for drinking, baths or showering for THM can be absorbed via steam too.

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  6. Where's the source of this information? I couldn't find the Friends of the Irish Environment in the internet and the information you are talking about...

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    1. To assist you further Mr Clao Wue here is the specific
      http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/drinking-water-for-400000-people-is-contaminated-382387.html

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  7. I read it in the Irish Times yesterday. Scandalous ! Yes, and the bonus is the added fluoride to our drinking water, which is a neurotoxin.
    Ireland should be the place in Europe to get the cleanest and purest water, but the opposite seems to be true.
    I despair ! I really do.

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    1. I totally agree with you Patricia and am so glad to have my own well water.
      Thank you for your comment.

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  8. How awful - it is a basic human right to have clean water, not water that is going to kill you - disgusting.

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    1. There are times that I despair........... the right wing politicians have zero morals.

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  9. Hi Mel - I'm staggered ... I'd have thought tap water was safer than bought from the shop water.

    I don't know what to say .. just glad I live here ... I sincerely hope it gets sorted a.s.a.p. ...

    Interesting but frightening to read about - Hilary

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    1. Sorry to disappoint you Hilary but parts of the UK also chlorinate potable water,
      very common in public and private swimming pools and too much turns the water blue.

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