Irish Water 'knew of lead in Limerick water five days before telling locals' - report

It is being reported that Irish Water knew about elevated levels of lead in the water supply in parts of Limerick five days before residents were warned against drinking it.

More than 2,000 people living on the north side of the city have been told not to drink the water or prepare food with it.

The Irish Times reports that Irish Water met with the HSE last Friday to discuss concerns about lead levels, but only advised residents on Tuesday of the problem.

Pregnant women and young children in particular have been told not to drink the water in affected areas.

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