FIE has entered the controversy over Bord na Mona's plan to pipe water from the River Shannon to Dublin, suggesting that this big-buck solution is based on outdated growth projections and will overwhelm the more sustainable options - including advance waster water treatment, two supply systems, rain water harvesting, local ground water, reduction in consumption - and leakage. In particular, FIE is concerned about the recent EPA report shwoing that levels in 16.1% of public water supplies and 31% of public group water schemes now exceed the World Health Organisation's recommended limits for tri-halo methanes [THM]. THMs are a cancer-causing by-product of the chlorination of peaty water. Read Our Letter to the Irish Examiner.


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