IFA welcomes consultation on water reforms
The announcement of a consultation process on the reform of water services in Ireland has been welcomed by the IFA.
The decision follows on from the creation of a national water authority, Irish Water, which was announced by the Department of the Environment.
Irish Water will take over responsibility for delivering water services from the 34 county and city councils.
An IFA submission to the consultation will focus on a reduction in the cost of water to farmers and other users.
It will also seek lower annual water metre standing charges and the introduction of leakage incentive targets.