National water utility would cost €600m a year, study finds

The Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, will present a report to the cabinet this week on the options for establishing a new national water utility. The confidential report, which was prepare

11th December, 2011

The Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, will present a report to the cabinet this week on the options for establishing a new national water utility.

The confidential report, which was prepared by PricewaterhouseCoopers, is understood to claim that the state will need to spend €600 million per annum in the coming years on critical water infrastructure to comply with the EU's water framework directive, and to support national economic development.

The report is also...

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