I move amendment No. 45:
In page 23, between lines 24 and 25, to insert the following subsection:
"(5) For the avoidance of doubt it is hereby declared that the local water supply network (including land, pipes, equipment and rights associated therewith) in such districts of the county of South Dublin as are designated and referred to as extra municipal districts by section 10 of the Dublin Corporation Waterworks Act, 1861, and for which prior to the establishment day the county council had operational responsibility shall on that day vest in and become the responsibility of the South Dublin County Council.".
This amendment relates to that part of the pipe network in south Dublin which is an extra municipal area. The area in question is near Crumlin and while, technically it is the responsibility of Dublin Corporation, in practice Dublin County Council has been the responsible authority for many years. The effect of the amendment is to confirm this long standing position and put beyond doubt that responsibility for the pipe network in that area will rest with the new South Dublin County Council.