Recently areas of Louth and Meath have been affected by the water crisis, caused by a leaking water mains at the Staleen water plant in Drogheda.
The Pipe burst last week, with Irish Water workers having begun reparations last Thursday.It has been reported that up to 60,000 people have been directly affected by the water shortage. Locals have had to collect water at emergency water stations set up the local councils and Irish Water. Fire department officials and the army have even been deployed to help with the supplying of water.
Irish Water workers have been working hard to fix the leak since late last Thursday, but it was confirmed yesterday that they are missing a vital part, which has to be manufactured especially in Northern Ireland. The leak is situated over 4 metres below ground, and the mains in question is said to be over 50 years old. Irish Water also confirmed late yesterday evening that some households may not have water back until Saturday at the earliest.
People have been left with very little options including farmers and families in the area, with the elderly the worst affected.
We took to the streets of drogheda and surrounding areas yesterday and eedless to say the general consensus was that of disappointment and anger. One local farmer told us of having lost two days work because of the shortage. He said the farm have had to get water from a local river so they're animals can be watered sufficiently.
To hear the full word on the streets of these areas, tune into our Radio show this Friday.