Concerns over Government plans to introduce central water authority

Concern has been expressed about the lack of detail in Government plans to introduce a central water authority with fears that they could seriously diminish the quality of water supply in Donegal.

A National Water Company is to be established to take over the water responsibilities of the country's 34 County and City councils - it could be in place as early as next year.

It is not clear what impact the plans may have on Donegal's group water schemes or who would be responsible in managing a water shortage.

Councillor Brenden Byrne says the Government seems to be adopting the strategy employed in Northern Ireland and says that in itself is a cause for concern:

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