Tánaiste To Raise Issue Of Water Supply Stability In Clonmel


Issues with the stability and security of water supplies in Clonmel are to be raised with Irish Water by the Tánaiste Leo Veradkar.

The Tánaiste heard first hand from Clonmel Mayor Cllr Michael Murphy about the problems caused by water outages in the town which is scheduled to grow by 30% over the next 10 years.

Cllr Murphy says there is an urgent need for investment in the water treatment plants at Poulavanogue and Glenary.

Mr Varadkar says he is aware of a 100 million euro underspend by the water authority last year.

Prof Eamonn Murphy, who last week led the launch of the Mid west Regional Enterprise Plan has also cited unreliable water supplies as a barrier to economic and housing development.

A plan to source water for Clonmel from a new bore hole in nearby Monroe is at least 4 years away from delivery while a plan to extract water from the River Suir has been abandoned by Irish Water.