THE former chief executive of Northern Ireland Water, who left under a cloud last month, got a severance package of over a quarter of a million pounds. Katharine Bryan carried the can for a reported £30 million shortfall error that will no doubt be passed on to the public. It’s hard to have much sympathy to someone getting a £266,000 pay-off after screwing up so badly, putting my water bill up and preparing a public utility for privatisation. But I’m a nice guy – so it’s all water under the bridge, Katharine. Or money down the drain.