RESIDENTS of a street in Templemore have had to face third world conditions this Christmas and New Year, due to a water shortage caused by an underground leak. About 30 houses on Church Street have been left without running water for showers, toilets and baths for weeks due to the problem. Council Engineers are working on the leak, but more urgency is needed, said one local resident.
Jim Tynan, who recently returned to Templemore from Canada, said all his neighbours, including an 80-year-old woman next door, have been complaining about the problem.
“Nobody has told us anything,” he said. “We weren’t updated. We went to a local Councillor, and now we’ve got the water back temporarily, and it’s turned on twice a day.” Mr Tynan said they had no water for two whole days. Water is intermittent, with low pressure in the taps. Council Engineers will have to carry out extensive digging to discover the leak and repair it in the New Year.
Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.