Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (336)

Francis Noel Duffy

Question:

336. Deputy Francis Noel Duffy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage if his Department will transfer all wastewater treatment plants to Irish Water including those owned by an organisation (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7088/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Section 12 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 provides for the transfer, by Ministerial Order, of the property of a water services authority (a city council, county council or city and county council) to Irish Water. This transfer of assets arises solely in the context of the establishment of Irish Water which, since 1 January 2014, has assumed statutory responsibility for all aspects of the planning, delivery and operation of the public water systems for which local water services authorities were previously responsible. Other entities do not come within the scope of the Act.