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As the country considers the water charges signed off by the Government this week, a campaign of civil disobedience is already being planned and could see Galway householders following in the footsteps of protestors in Cork and Dublin by blocking attempts to install meters or refusing to pay the water bill.
Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has welcomed the announcement by Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, that Ballina regional water supply scheme is to be extended to Bonniconlon, bringing a high quality and secure water supply to the village and the surrounding group schemes.
The impending transfer of water services to Irish Water has caused great concern among city councillors with many now calling on the Government to insure that each resident is provided with an adequate allowance and there is a flexible approach to determining that allowance.
Relief is on the way for residents and business owners on the Foxford Road in Ballina who have been experiencing water outages recently, Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin has announced.
The refusal to introduce water charges next year is not only a “very positive development” but an “acknowledgement of the concerns that people around the country have”.
Drinking water quality in County Kilkenny has improved slightly according to a report issued recently by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The Provision and Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland, A Report for the years 2008 – 2009.
Thousands of Mayo people endured hardship during the Christmas period, having no water on account of frozen pipes and then burst water pipes, according to Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin, who stated this week that water infrastructure in the county is clearly inadequate.
Green Party TD for Carlow/Kilkenny Mary White has said the Green Party is to pursue an ambitious reform agenda in the next Dáil term.
The €750 million cut in the water investment programme announced earlier this week by John Gormley and the Government could end up costing the taxpayer a fortune in fines and leakage according to Fine Gael Environment Spokesman, Phil Hogan.
Westmeath County Council has been instructed to prepare emergency plans for flooding and severe cold weather, after a report this week found the overall response to the winter’s extreme weather conditions to be “inadequate”.