Friday, June 09, 2006

Water shortage in North Dublin

We just had one of the wettest Mays on record and 9 days into a sunny June we have a water shortage in North Dublin.

For an island nation where it rains most of the year we are piss poor at something as basic as providing clean drinking water to people. Of course the public should be a little more sparing in the water they use, but if the County Councils stopped scratching their arses, leaning on shovels and staring into holes all day then maybe they could fix the leaks in the main pipes where most of the lost water goes.

I often wonder why we pay tax at all. Private health, private pensions, private transport, private education, and if this continues private bottled water. Soon the only thing the government will provide plenty of without the need to purchase your own is a Civil Service.

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