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Funds flow to fix County’s water system

first_imgWhatsApp Email Linkedin Facebook Advertisement MORE than €3mn is to be spent in Co Limerick on replacing 23km of watermain to avoid water being lost through the current leaky system. It comes a week after the Limerick Post reported that the city council was to spend more than €5mn on replacing 19km of watermains. This week, Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, approved Limerick County Council’s proposals to carry out extensive rehabilitation works in the County at an estimated cost of €3.065mn.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Hogan’s stated: “It is difficult to justify major capital expenditure on new water supply infrastructure unless we also tackle high unaccounted for water levels in the existing supply systems. I expect local authorities to commence mains rehabilitation and replacement works with a value of over €320mn nationwide.”The Council intends to carry out the work to replace 22.865km of watermain along with 624 associated new individual services.According to the Minister’s department, common backyard services will also be replaced in accordance with the relevant Departmental Circulars.The rehabilitation works will tackle pipes that are ranked poorly in regard to age, condition, burst history and that have experienced level of service problems.“The Council’s priorities for water mains rehabilitation are to enhance the water quality, prevent mains failure, identify service pipe defects, improve pressure and flow, reduce interruptions to supply and address leakage and operational serviceability,” a Department of Environment statement said.The Minister’s approval now allows Limerick County Council to prepare contract documents for its water conservation proposals with the view to seeking tenders and having the works commence as soon as possible.center_img Previous articleMcManus ‘embarrassed’ at latest honourNext articleCattle moved from farm under garda escort admin Print Twitter NewsLocal NewsFunds flow to fix County’s water systemBy admin – August 15, 2011 661 last_img read more

Hunt provides House panel data security suggestions

first_imgNAFCU’s Carrie Hunt thanked a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee for launching efforts to find a legislative solution to the recent onslaught of data breaches, beginning with a hearing tomorrow, and offered some guiding suggestions on what should be addressed.“NAFCU member credit unions and their members have suffered greatly at the hands of negligent entities and have long sought legislation that would ensure retailers abide by a federal data security standard to better protect consumers,” Hunt, NAFCU’s senior vice president of government affairs and general counsel, wrote to Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess, R-Texas, and Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., Friday.Hunt suggested several areas that should be included in a legislative solution to address data breaches, including:breached entities should be accountable for costs resulting from their negligence;consumers must be notified of breaches and be aware of retailers’ data security policies;account servicers should be notified; andretailers should be held to account for violating prohibitions on data retention. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more