Major study commissioned for state water company

The government has commissioned an independent study to advise on the establishment of a new state water company, according to environment minister Phil Hogan.

28th May, 2011

The government has commissioned an independent study to advise on the establishment of a new state water company, according to environment minister Phil Hogan.

Irish Water, which was promised in the Programme for Government, would ultimately take over the water investment and maintenance programmes of the 34 local authorities, and accelerate investment to upgrade the state’s leaking water network.

Hogan said that, while it was clear that the roll-out of water meters by 2014...

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