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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Northern Ireland Water may be the only public-owned body left in the UK in charge of water supplies but it is also the most troubled. Even before this latest crisis, which is affecting 36,000 people, the company was embroiled in controversy.
In March four of its senior executives were dismissed from their posts. Chris Mellor, Declan Gormley, Ruth Thompson and John Ballard were fired after an internal inquiry found major contracts were awarded without competitive tendering.
The chairman and three non-executive directors on the board were informed of their dismissal in a letter signed by the regional development minister, the Sinn …