Meeting Ireland's water needs and protecting communities from floods
Before this Government, Ireland’s public water services had suffered from decades of neglect and underinvestment. We are also now feeling the adverse effects of climate change within our communities in the form of flooding. It's crucial the next Government continues to tackle both of these issues.
Already, Labour in Government has spent €225 million on flood risk management and construction of flood defences across the country. We have also seen more than 17,300 people taken off boil water notices and over 27 million litres of water per day have been saved in leakages.
Our plan over the next five years:
- Invest an additional €430 million in constructing flood defences and flood risk management
- Promote a strong green agenda that strikes at the roots of flooding
- Eliminate the risk of drinking water contamination
- End boil water notices throughout the country
- Invest €150m to halve leakage from the water network
- Plan for extra sources of water for Dublin and the East and Midlands region