Draft Regional Water Resources Plan – South West

The development of the RWRP South West (RWRP SW) will allow Irish Water for the first time to review water supply needs collectively for the entire South West Region and across the spectrum of risk including quality, quantity, reliability and sustainability. It allows us to consider local options to resolve these needs and larger Regional Options that can address needs across multiple supplies.

The SEA Scoping Report and AA Screening Report for the Regional Water Resources Plan: South West were provided to specified environmental authorities, for the purposes of initial, non-statutory consultation on the scoping of the SEA for the South West Region.This non-statutory consultation took place from 16 November 2021 to 22 December 2021.

Draft Regional Water Resources Plan – South West

Feedback from that process, will be reflected in the documents published for public consultation in the draft RWRP-SW and associated SEA Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement. This public consultation will take place in 2022.

The remaining two RWRPs for the North West and South East Regions will be consulted on in the same way, including both non- statutory screening and scoping consultation with environmental authorities, followed by statutory public consultation, during 2022.