Water shortage in norn Ireland?

#3
The way I had this explained to me over a few beverages is that the Infrastructure in Northern Ireland is in a crap state. As it wasn't ever worthwhile upgrading anything as they were always blowing things up and rioting, etc. Now they are paying the price of all that.

Clever really, I just thought it was due to the freezing weather!
 
#7
The pressure in my kitchen tap is starting to dwindle, but then my water was supposed to get turned off at 9pm last night. Not too much fucking aid coming from Pakistan anyway or Ethiopia by the way.
 

Fang_Farrier

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#8
The pressure in my kitchen tap is starting to dwindle, but then my water was supposed to get turned off at 9pm last night. Not too much fucking aid coming from Pakistan anyway or Ethiopia by the way.
I think you'll find the good people of Scotland are providing you with 160,000 litres of drinking water. Even though we've had worse weather and managed to cope without losing water
 

skid2

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#11
The way I had this explained to me over a few beverages is that the Infrastructure in Northern Ireland is in a crap state. As it wasn't ever worthwhile upgrading anything as they were always blowing things up and rioting, etc. Now they are paying the price of all that.
Like the road network nothing was ever upgraded except in the face of immediate disaster. The drainage and sewage system has only recently been upgraded to the 20th Century. (Parts of the city still flood after a heavy rainfall) Water service used to sit in parts of south Belfast reparing collapsed victorian sewers, they said it was nothing to do with the fact it was a victorian sewer it was the volume of traffic on the road above it???. Ms Skid2 lives in the heart of that thriving metropolis Belfast city, no water. My own seaside hovel in the arsehole of nowhere still has water and heating, strangely enough it is so isolated no one ever blew anything up and the only rioting was more of a scuffle when harsh words about someones ugly girlfriend were uttered after closing time.
But it's a disgrace water service and MLAs blaming the cold weather in winter thats a shock. The problem is, historically, we usually get our really cold snap in January and February it'll be really interesting how they cope then.
 
#17
NI Water advises that water in the Ardoyne area of Belfast is to be off supply this afternoon. Accordingly, residents are advised to fill the bath this morning, having removed the coal first.
 

the_boy_syrup

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#18
Tesco and Asda are ordering Bottled water like it's going out of fashion

Soon be sorted for a price

Wonder how long before the good men of teh IRA are handing free water out of the back of a hijacked truck
 
#19
Just witnessed two charming ladies having a shoving match over a 6 pack of 2 litre bottles of water in the local Tescos over here, the language even made me blush. The husbands then joined in but before it could turn into a real scrap a Manager turned up split the pack up the had security escort them out. The water in our area is still on. My Missus asked me " What will we do if they turn ours off?" My reply "Smell". Then the fight started.
 
#20
Aparently the terrorist Martin McGuinness is not happy with the people running NI water and wants to light a rocket under them!
Ahh well that is not surprising really and he has been bleating loudly about "compensation" being due to the many, many afflicted by this disaster. Why?

Because NI Water is a total crock at many, many levels and has been for years: inept management, dodgey contracts and guess what? They are owned by the Department for Regional Develoment, who cannot run a piss up in a brewery, so guess who gets to pick up the bill.

And then there is this small matter that the NI Public Accounts Committee have already got their claws into:

"From the outset, I acknowledge that the events that the Committee is considering today are shocking, indefensible and unacceptable. As you noted, the Executive’s policy is that competitive tendering is the way to demonstrate value for money. These failures in Northern Ireland Water, where there was a total of 73 procurements by single-tender action at a total value of £28∙4 million, are, rightly, to be condemned, and we have been let down by those charged with the stewardship of Northern Ireland Water. "

Northern Ireland Assembly Official Report - Public Accounts Committee - Northern Ireland Audit Office Memorandum on Governance of Northern Ireland Water 01.07.10


Ahh this one will run and run and in the end will be "solved" by the UK Govt. pumping more and more (money that is) into the very, very leaky NI pipes. Again.
 

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