Burst water pipes leave Northern Ireland parched
December 29th, 2010
11:48 AM ET

Burst water pipes leave Northern Ireland parched

An estimated 40,000 people in Northern Ireland have been left without running water for as long as 10 days because of pipes that burst in the cold weather, officials said Wednesday.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and charities including the Red Cross have been drafted to help distribute emergency supplies after what the Belfast government called "an unprecedented number of burst pipes."

Almost 80 towns and villages across Northern Ireland have been affected, and government company Northern Ireland Water has warned the disruption could continue for several more days.

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  1. TIFFANY LEBOUEF

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    December 29, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jack in NY

    The Catholics use too much water, NO...wait a minute....the Protestants use to much water. I think the Buddhism just moved in and use all water for their festival.

    December 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. GeorgeZipppp

    Let them eat cake.

    December 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tmichael

    INFRASTRUCTURE! SAME stuff is coming to USA

    December 29, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    maybe since the waterpipes are broke they can play there bagpipes.

    December 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 2100

    wheres OBAMA the world-wide messiah at a time like this?? , OH-YA hes at the white house stuffing his face with K.F.C. , i hope its finger-lickin GOOD , Mr President.........

    December 29, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Saami Gul

    The majority of plumbing urgent matters tend not to maintain a schedule. Broke pipes, blocked drain pipes, backed up toilets, who knows when problem could strike. A good basic …pipe burts

    January 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |