Pictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loos

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Email WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener IRISH Water is reminding Limerick people to think about what they flush down the loo after pictures revealed severe blockages caused by wet wipes in treatment plants across the county.Unlike toilet paper, wipes do not break down when flushed down the toilet. Instead they can clump together to form blockages in sewer pipes and in wastewater treatment systems. This can cause sewer overflows in our towns and villages and pollution in our waterways and beaches.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In recent weeks blockages cause by wipes and other materials have been cleared from treatment systems in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West, Askeaton, Rathkeale, Croagh and Dromcollogher.However this is a problem that is experienced right across the city and county, with hundreds of such blockages having to be cleared every week from Ireland’s wastewater network.Anna Brosnan, Irish Water’s Wastewater Operations Lead for Limerick explains, “We know that people are using more wipes than ever to keep hands and surfaces clean and prevent the spread of Covid 19.“While it is important we all follow the HSE guidelines on handwashing and coughing etiquette we are reminding people to dispose of wipes correctly.“By making sure wipes are put in the bin and not in the toilet, everyone can do their bit to prevent sewer blockages and help keep our waters safe, clean and healthy.“It is really important that the public help us to manage the network at this time by simply binning all wipes, gloves and masks and to only ever flush the 3 Ps (pee, poo and paper).” she explained.The Think Before You Flush campaign is operated by Clean Coasts in partnership with Irish Water. Our message is simple, only the 3 Ps – pee, poo and paper – should be flushed down the toilet.All other waste, such as wipes and kitchen roll, should go in the bin to avoid it becoming marine litter, or blockages in our home and wastewater network.To find out more about the Think Before You Flush campaign please visit the campaign website http://thinkbeforeyouflush.org/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsPictures reveal damage caused by wipes being flushed down Limerick’s loosBy Meghann Scully – July 7, 2020 836 Facebook Previous articleLimerick Post Show | Cat ReynoldsNext articleLimerick City and County Council to waive fees to businesses for on-street furniture as part of Covid-19 support initiatives Meghann Scully center_img Print Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live 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 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin TAGSIrish WaterKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Postwater last_img read more

New Zealand beat India 3-2 at Four Nations Invitational hockey meet

first_imgIndia went down to New Zealand 2-3 in a hard fought encounter at the Four Nations Invitational hockey tournament in Melbourne on Saturday.For New Zealand, Nick Ross (47th minute), Jacob Smith (48th minute) and Hugo Inglis (57th minute) were the goal scorers while for India, Rupinder Pal Singh found the net in the 18th minute and 57th minute respectively.India will next play Malaysia for the third place on Sunday.Both teams started off on a positive note but it was India who dominated the first quarter by creating multiple circle penetrations. (Four Nations Hockey: India beat Malaysia 4-2 to register first win)Soon, New Zealand changed their strategy and started counter attacking and as a result Nick Ross came closest to the net by a reverse hit from the top of the box to the bottom corner.Akash Chikte was alert to the danger though, smartly saving to ensure the scores stayed level.India’s first opportunity came through a penalty corner (PC) but it was saved by the black sticks Captain Shea McAleese.India picked up the pace in the second quarter and started pressing high up the pitch every time they lost the ball.It paid dividends in the 18th minute, as Akashdeep Singh robbed New Zealand of the ball near the circle and drove in, only for the attack to be smothered by George Enersen.Off the rebound, Akashdeep struck a first time shot on goal, but the ball caught the foot of Kane Russell resulting in a stroke for India.advertisementRupinder Pal Singh made no mistake from the spot, dispatching the ball into the bottom left to give India the lead.India kept up the momentum after taking the lead. The goal meant New Zealand now had to come out of their shell and create the attacks and open up the game.The shift increased the influence of Sardar Singh in India’s midfield as he was afforded a lot of space to steer India’s game. The teams went into half time with India leading 1-0. (World Cup should be India’s next target, say hockey legends after Asian Champions Trophy triumph)In the third quarter, the teams went at each other with furious attacking intent, and again it was Chikte’s agility that prevented New Zealand from scoring an equaliser.A long cross field ball found Matt Rees-Gibbs at the far post and simple contact would’ve seen it sound the board.Chikte though dived at full stretch to block away the attempt and kept India in the lead. Nikkin Thimmaiah had an attempt from the top of the box, after a superb bit of improvisation, but saw his effort sail high. India led 1-0 going into the final break.In an action packed final quarter, New Zealand hit back with two quick goals, first via Nick Ross in the 47th minute, before Jacob Smith gave them the lead in the next minute.India now started creating attacking opportunities but New Zealand got a third via Hugo Inglis in the 57th minute.Rupinder Pal Singh pulled one back with a PC conversion but that was not enough to save the game.In the final minutes, India created several opportunities to draw level, but New Zealand held on for a 3-2 win.last_img read more