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Northern Ireland Water Criticized Over Crisis Planning, FT Says

March 4 (Bloomberg) -- Northern Ireland’s utility regulator criticized Northern Ireland Water Ltd. for poor crisis management and leadership after 40,000 homes were left without water when pipes burst during freezing weather in December, the Financial Times reported.

In a report on the emergency, the regulator, Shane Lynch, said the state-owned company’s crisis planning procedures were deficient and its communications ineffective, the newspaper reported.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alan Purkiss in London on

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