Irish Water, Ireland’s national water utility, is asking members of the general public for their views on how Ireland’s public water services should evolve over the next 25 years. Irish Water is inviting submissions on its Water Services Strategic Plan (WSSP) Issues Paper and also on a Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Scoping Report. The non-statutory public consultation will run until Monday September 1st. The submissions received during this period will be considered in the preparation of the Draft WSSP. 

Every person in Ireland has a stake in the future of Ireland’s water services. The opportunity to have a say in how the service will develop and serve the people of Ireland in the short-, medium- and long-term, is of significant importance. 

The public consultation process will allow people to air their ideas and thoughts on:

  • How Irish Water can meet customer expectations 
  • How Irish Water should ensure a safe and reliable water supply
  • How Irish Water should provide for the effective management of wastewater
  • Protection of the environment
  • How Irish Water can support social and economic growth
  • Investing in our future

Commenting on the WSSP, Jerry Grant, Head of Asset Management at Irish Water said, ‘It is the mandate of Irish Water to transform Ireland’s water network and services over time. The WSSP will be at the core of this work as it is carried out in the coming years. Water is a valuable asset in continued social and economic growth. It is of vital importance that the people of the country have their say on the future of Ireland’s water network and services.’

Further information on the WSSP can be found as follows:

The documents are available on our Water Services Strategic Plan page and will be available at planning counters in local authority offices and county libraries. 

Submissions can be made to Irish Water:

There will be a second round of public consultation later in 2014, details of which will be announced later.

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