Million-gallon leak found

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WhatsApp Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live A LEAK which has seen millions of gallons of water going down the drain over a period of seven years has provided the answer to why Shannon man, Pat Madden’s new water meter was telling him he had used 1.6 million litres in less than two months.The water meter installed in his home home clocked his water usage as being equal to flushing the loo 1,069 times a day or taking a bath 26 times a day.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up But on Wednesday, a crew from Irish Water dug until they found the cause of the problem – a badly leaking pipe in a corner of the gardenTaxi driver Pat Madden was astonished to discover that his meter showed he had used more than 1.5 million litres of water in the 79 days after it was installed – the equivalent, given the amount of water contained in a standard cistern, of flushing the toilet every 79 seconds.Mr Madden said that 19 days after the meter was installed, he checked the reading . “I was shocked – according to the meter, I had used 372,000 gallons of water. It was ticking so fast it sounded like a bomb”.Pat, who lives alone, took a test reading at 11am on November 26 and another one at 5pm that day.“It recorded that I had used 5,000 liters of water in that space of time – which was extraordinary, considering I wasn’t even at home.”After turning off the water going into the meter to see if it was working and establishing that it was, Mr Madden sealed off the water coming into his house. “But the thing kept registering water going through.“I never wanted this meter installed in the first place. I don’t mind paying for clean water but you can’t even drink the stuff coming out of the taps in Shannon – it smells like Parazone. I filter it twice before I use it for tea or cooking and I drink bottled water”.Withe the leak located and promptly repaired, Mr Madden said that “to be fair, if the water meter had not been installed I would still know nothing about a serious leak. I would advise people to check their use regularly after they have meters installed and question it if it’s excessive”. Email TAGSfeaturedIrish WaterlimerickShannon Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Previous articleBen Portsmouth is the Ultimate King of rock’n’rollNext articleNew album from Cathy Davey early 2015 Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. NewsBreaking newsMillion-gallon leak foundBy Bernie English – January 28, 2015 995 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Linkedinlast_img

Mangala ‘signs’ for City in video

first_img No official announcement has been made by the Eastlands outfit, but a video clip, which has since been removed from the site, shows the 23-year-old defender having a medical. The France international said: “I am here to help the team win titles, the league, the cup and the Champions League. I am ambitious and this is why I am here.” A leaked video on Manchester City’s website appears to show the club signing long-term target Eliaquim Mangala from Porto. He added: “(My ambition is) to play as many games as possible and to help the team the best I can to be champions of England.” City confirmed that the deal had not been completed, while it is understood the leak could be due to hacking. Mangala joined Porto in 2011 from Belgium club Standard Liege and has made 92 appearances in total. He made his international debut last month in France’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Uruguay and was part of Didier Deschamps’ squad for the World Cup in Brazil, although he did not feature. center_img Press Associationlast_img

‘It’s really important to switch up these kids’ day to day education’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Thunder Bay Theatre intends to set up stages in every school across Northern Michigan promoting arts education.The actors placed students at one local school in the spotlight to learn the foundation of a good story plot. Check how they’re acting it out through a fairy tale.The theatre has a traveling program called Education Tour.“We go from town to town and we’re teaching the youth about things they need to learn in school,” said Thunder Bay Theatre actor Emily Ahrens.Besser Elementary students are learning the five parts of storytelling: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and conclusion. Thunder Bay Theatre took the basics and made it exciting for the students.“I do think it’s really important to switch up these kids’ day to day education,” said Ahrens. She’s talking about the type of education actor Lucas Moquin says will be performed in front of 15,000 students across Northern Michigan.“Arts education is woefully underfunded across the country,” said Moquin.He and the theatre are fighting to preserve programs beyond everyday curriculum.“For me personally,” he said, “it’s a little bit ulterior, a little bit selfish, if you will, because I want to show these kids that it’s ok to be silly.”Moquin said he’s training up the next generation of actors even if students never step on the stage. They’re still learning either way. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious A candlelight vigil for survivors of sexual assaultNext Tutors needed to help Alpena children sharpen their reading skillslast_img