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

3 things marketers need to know about budgeting

first_imgAs the marketing discipline continues to evolve, your Credit Union or Community Bank’s approach to budgeting for marketing initiatives should too. It’s more important than ever that marketers recognize their efforts are far more than “just expenses” and are able to appropriately communicate that within their institutions.Here are 3 things every Credit Union or Community Bank marketer should know about budgeting:Know Your Assets From Your LiabilitiesThis is one of the areas most credit union and community bank marketers struggle with. Typically labeled as an “expense department,” many marketers view budgeting season as a time to prepare for battle as they fight for the “expenses” they’ll be “costing” the organization. 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img

Jakarta’s 493rd anniversary celebrations to go virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgTopics : The Jakarta administration has opted for a virtual celebration to commemorate the capital city’s 493rd anniversary, which will fall on June 22 amid the unceasing COVID-19 pandemic.It will be the first virtual celebration for the city, which annually celebrates its anniversary with various shows and big events.The Jakarta administration has suspended the annual Jakarta Fair to limit crowds and curb the spread of the coronavirus. However, it has also prepared a number of virtual activities to jazz up the jubilee including the Jakarta Great Online Sale, virtual tours across the city’s tourist destinations and cultural streaming programs. “This is a unique time for the city to celebrate its anniversary. The idea is to allow the people in Jakarta to continue celebrating while maintaining health and safety through social distancing,” Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan told The Jakarta Post in a virtual exclusive interview on Saturday.Read also: Tanah Abang Market reopens for business with COVID-19 protocols, odd-even policyAnies said the theme selected for this year’s anniversary was “Jakarta Resilience”, to reflect the perseverance of Jakarta residents in battling the COVID-19 pandemic.“The pandemic we’re now experiencing is an opportunity to let the future generation be proud of us that we’re able to survive using collective efforts,” he said.center_img Jakarta administration secretary Saefullah said the public could enjoy virtual attractions starting Saturday until June 22 through the city’s brand new platform Beritajakarta.tv, as well as the city’s social media accounts.The virtual city tours will include five museums in Jakarta, Ragunan Zoo, Sea World Jakarta in Ancol, the Planetarium and the dancing fountains at the National Monument (Monas).Various programs and a live report of the ceremony at City Hall will be aired on Beritajakarta.tv.The administration has also prepared a Zoom meeting that will be attended by the governor and 40 citizens who make the most creative birthday wish videos through Instagram accounts @dkijakarta and @jsclounge.Jakarta, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, has the highest number of infections across the archipelago with 9,829 confirmed cases and 585 fatalities.last_img

Hontiveros: NCR’s GCQ shift could lead to new virus wave

first_imgMANILA – Sen. Risa Hontiveros expressed fears that the government’s move to place the National Capital Region (NCR) to general community quarantine (GCQ) could lead to new wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) transmission.Hontiveros said Friday Metro Manila is not yet ready for the downgrading of the community quarantine, citing data from the Department of Health (DOH).On Thursday, the day President Rodrigo Duterte announced the GCQ shift for NCR, the DOH has tallied 539 new COVID-19 cases – the highest number of recorded new cases in a day.“Reading the data available to us, it seems that we have not yet flattened the curve,” Hontiveros said.“Instead, this easing of the lockdown may expose thousands of Metro Manila workers and residents to a new wave of community transmission that will definitely overwhelm our already-embattled health system,” she added.DOH Undersecretary Rosario Vergeire explained the increase in cases is not necessarily new cases but due to the Health’s department’s increased capacity in validating COVID-19 cases submitted by 36 various laboratories.“We expect the numbers to continue to rise over the coming days as we continue catching up with the backlog in validation and as we conduct more tests nationwide,” Vergeire said in a separate statement.Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, for his part, defended Malacanang’s decision to approve the Inter Agency Task Force for the management of the Emerging Infectious Disease recommendation for NCR shift. “Binalanse po natin ang karapatan ng mga mamamayan na magkaroon ng kabuhayan,” Roque said in an interview with GMA Network’s Unang Balita on Friday morning.The NCR was under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) from March 16 to May 15, a measure that prohibited mass gathering to prevent COVID-19 transmission, resulting in work stoppage in many industries./PN “This easing of the lockdown may expose thousands of Metro Manila workers,” says Sen. Risa Hontiveros. RISA HONTIVEROS/FACEBOOKlast_img