Irish Water has launched a public consultation on the provision of a more secure and sustainable water supply to homes and businesses across the North West region over the next 25 years
The Consultation runs from the 22nd of November to the 21st of February 2023 and includes counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal, Meath and, Louth.
The National Plan will identify the needs across existing supplies and the challenges to be faced over the coming years.
Speaking at the launch, Mairéad Conlon, Regional Water Resources Strategy Lead for Irish Water said the plan will allow the water utility to review water supply needs across the region and consider local options to resolve these needs.
She added that other benefits included the ability to cater for growth and economic development in a sustainable way. "The draft regional plan will offer key benefits in terms of transformation of our supplies, including the ability to cater for growth and economic development in a sustainable way.
"This will be achieved through improved interconnectivity between our supplies to ensure balanced regional development and new sustainable water sources that are adaptable to climate change.
"The draft plan sets out how we envisage water will be supplied to homes and businesses across counties Cavan, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Monaghan, Sligo and parts of Clare, Longford, Louth, Meath and Roscommon over the next 25 years.
"Eight islands off the coast of Ireland are also included in the region; our team hopes to meet as many people as possible and hear from them about their local areas to ensure that our plan is the best fit for the region," explained Ms Conlon.