Wednesday 22 November 2017

Dummies guide to... Group Water Schemes

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Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Under a section headed 'Equity and Fairness', the report makes special reference to Group Water Schemes.

It says "the principles of equity of treatment and equivalent financial support should be applied equally between households on public water supplies and those in Group Water Schemes (GWS), Group Sewerage Schemes (GSS), those using Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (DWWTS) and Individual Domestic Water Supplies (IDWS)".

The Department of Housing is to conduct a review, in co-ordination with the National Federation of Group Water Schemes and other relevant stakeholders, to quantify what additional investment will be required to equalise treatment between those availing of domestic water services and those availing of private services.

The committee recommends that, following this review, identified investment should be provided.

Households that received the water conservation grant are likely to be allowed keep the money.

Irish Independent

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