Irish Water have launched a public consultation on its National Water Resources Plan draft Framework Plan.
The final National Water Resources Plan (NWRP) will set out how supply and demand for drinking water will be balanced and managed over the short, medium and long term. This is a 25-year strategy to ensure that safe, sustainable, secure and reliable drinking water is available to everyone.
The development of the NWRP will take place in two phases.
Phase 1 the draft Framework Plan identifies how water supply needs at a national level will be identified and the process that will be used to provide for those needs.
The NWRP draft Framework Plan is published with an accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement, which look at how the Plan considers its impact on the environment.
Irish Water is now inviting feedback on the NWRP draft Framework Plan and associated SEA Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement (NIS).
The public consultation will run until Tuesday 16 February 2021 during which time the NWRP draft Framework Plan and associated environmental reports can be viewed and downloaded at www.water.ie/nwrp and at your local authority’s planning office or County Library (depending on the local authority) during their normal opening hours.
To find your nearest local authority’s planning office or County Library which will display the documents please click here.
Submissions will contribute to the National Plan and to the development of Regional Water Resources Plans that will form Phase 2 of the National Water Resources Plan.