Dáil debates

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

1:00 pm

Photo of Robert TroyRobert Troy (Longford-Westmeath, Fianna Fail)

The previous Government established Irish Water. Since its establishment, the quality of the service has diminished in certain locations. In Athlone, there has been a considerable increase in the frequency of water outages in the past 12 months, quite often without any notification and sometimes with inadequate notification. Are there protocols to ensure adequate notification when scheduled works are to take place and contingency arrangements to assist businesses, particularly in the hospitality sector, when there is an emergency outage? Could the Tánaiste revert to me at a later stage on when the planned upgrade of water infrastructure in Athlone will be carried out? Ultimately, this will be the best solution to prevent water outages.

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