In Reply to: re: Boil Water FALSE ALARM posted by Postman Pat on September 19, 2016 at 22:40:26:
I am so disappointed that you are not a real postman. Well at least you don't have to worry about the closure of An Post.
Two points - finding the parasite in a treated water sample is a serious matter. It can't/shouldn't be ignored. How many scandals have we where the inconvenient truth was brushed under the carpet?
The idea that they were falsely claiming that a life-threatening parasite was found - in order to as you put it "a boost in additional funding to deal with the ;problem'" is a pretty serious allegation my friend.
As for the advert - I think if you look at the way county councils buy advertising space in local papers you will find that they are not paying the advertised page rate on an advert by advert basis - they negotiate bulk rates.
In any case a normal run-time for a Cryptosporidium outbreak in a very large water system is measured in weeks even when the source of the parasite is stopped entering the system - this is to be sure that the last parasite is flushed from the system.