The water shortage that has left thousands of people without running water in Louth and east Meath has 'forced' major retailers to increase supply to cater for people who are in need of large supplies of still water.
Stocks of bottled water in major retailers are being stretched and stores are having to order increased supply to cater for people travelling from outside Dublin for water, reported Thejournal.ie
A burst main near Drogheda that has seen around 70,000 people without water since last Friday and is expected to continue for the next few days.
Irish Water has said that the water supply in some areas may not return to normal until this coming weekend and 35 water tankers have been deployed to supplement the shortage.
However, those affected have been attempting to cope with in other ways, 'among them stocking up on bottled water'.
This has led to empty shelves in some local stores and reportedly people travelling from further afield only to find that stocks have been depleted as far as Dublin.
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