This is the full text of the Public Water Forum's response to Irish Water's Investment plan 2017 to 2021 which was published on March 9, 2016. After reading the report, it seems ironical that such interesting ideas have been ignored especially since this forum was set up by the Government so that the citizens voice is heard. Why has the report not been more widely disseminated. Why has the Government and Irish Water not taken any heed of it? Perhaps it is not what they wanted to hear.
Full text Forums response to Irish Water's 2017-2021 Investment Plan
Public Water Forum Chairperson's Message
The Public Water Forum, established under the Water Services Act (2014), aims to provide a site and a process whereby different approaches and positions concerning the management and development of the water resource in Ireland can be explored and interrogated. A broadly representative body, consisting both of domestic and commercial consumers, the Forum aims to increase public awareness and vigilance concerning such a scarce, necessary and vulnerable resource; to explore innovative approaches to meeting the diverse and sometimes competing demands of water conservation and supply; to draw on international experience in dealing with some of the challenges that Ireland must now address and to ensure that the citizen voice is heard both in Irish Water and the Commission for Energy Regulation.
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