Have Your Say On The Future Plans From Irish Water For The North West

Irish Water today begins a three-month public consultation on the draft Regional Water Resource Plan – North West (RWRP-NW). The plan sets out options for providing a more secure, reliable and sustainable water supply for 732,700 customers in the North West region over the next 25 years. The plan includes counties Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Monaghan, Sligo and parts of Clare, Longford, Louth, Meath and Roscommon. Eight islands off the coast of Ireland are also included in the region.

Irish Water’s National Water Resources Plan will be the first resources plan for the entire public water supply in Ireland. The National Plan will identify the needs across our existing supplies and the challenges and opportunities that we face over the coming years including legislation, climate change, the environment, growth and economic development.  The National Plan will also provide a transparent roadmap on how Irish Water will plan for its water assets to align with national policy. 

Public consultation on the draft Regional Water Resources Plan North West launches today and will continue until 21 February 2023. 

There are 142 Water Treatment Plants (WTPs) in the North West Region, which collectively serve 732,700 people or 18% of the population of Ireland, via approximately 17,732 kilometres of distribution network and 119 Water Resource Zones. These treatment plants also serve 74,000 businesses.  

Irish Water is now seeking feedback on the public consultation for the draft RWRP-NW and associated SEA Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement (NIS). The documents are available to view on our website at www.water.ie/rwrp/north- west 

A 12-week statutory public consultation will run from 22 November 2022 to 21 February 2023. Submissions can be made by post or email by 21 February 2023 to:Email: nwrp@water.ie Post:  National Water Resources Plan, Irish Water, PO Box 13216, Glenageary, Co. Dublin. Public webinars will be facilitated in January and February 2023. These webinars will provide information on the draft Regional Water Resources Plan – North West and allow opportunities to pose questions to our team.  All submissions will be taken into consideration and responses to the issues raised will be summarised in a Consultation Report, which will be published on www.water.ie/nwrp

Meanwhile, Leitrim County Councillors are meeting representatives from Irish Water today to discuss ongoing issues to do with the service in Leitrim today.

(Source – Leitrim Observer – News – Staff Reporter – 22/11/2022)

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