Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

General Scheme of the Water Services Separation Bill 2021: Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Photo of Mary Seery KearneyMary Seery Kearney (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I appreciate that analogy with the ESB. If there are power cuts at home or if the supply is erratic, etc., I know exactly which helpline to phone. In the same way, any ambiguities between local authorities will ultimately be removed by this proposed legislation. There will then be one single entity with one telephone number to ring in respect of water services, and that is the position at which it is envisaged we will arrive. I refer to one single point of accountability.


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