To date, the water shortage problem in Louth and east Meath has affected thousands of homes. Members of the Irish Red Cross are working tirelessly to source additional water supplies, however water companies have indicated a shortage of such supplies.
Pat Carey, Chairman of the Irish Red Cross, comments “We’re currently ensuring our volunteers are able to source drinking water and make it available to meet the needs of as many people as possible”
Due to the ongoing shortage of drinking water in Drogheda, a meeting is scheduled today between the local authority and voluntary groups to coordinate efforts in the town and supply drinking water to those house bound and the most vulnerable. The Irish Red Cross volunteers have committed to staying involved until the water supply is reconnected, extra resources have been allocated and members are actively engaged, while others are on standby.
Thanks to Louth County Council for supplying 300 water containers, each with a 10 litre capacity which are now being distributed around the town. Our volunteers are operating a mobile water station in parts of Drogheda using drinking water from natural wells.
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