WHAT’S in the water?
That’s the question that’s been on the parched lips of thousands of unfortunate Dublin householders since last Sunday night – and 48 hours on they’re still waiting for an answer.
But they won’t get one from the City Council, whose spokesperson says: “We are not naming the bacteria.”
It’s not e-coli. And it’s not lead. So what is it? Does the Council know? – it’s had two days to check, two days in which the problem has spread like, well, a contagion, from 16 to 1,400 houses.
Despite not knowing what’s contaminated the supply householders are still permitted to wash and bathe in the water.
Just don’t drink it, they say. Don’t worry folks – the only thing harder to swallow than the tap water is the Council’s assurances.
This post first appeared in the Evening Herald, August 7, 2012