Representatives met with TDs and the Mayor of Athlone last week.
It could take six months before a long term solution for the continued water restrictions in Westmeath is found.
OPW minister Kevin Boxer Moran along with Athlone mayor - Fianna Fail councillor Frankie Keena met with representatives from Irish Water last week.
A number of interim solutions are being explored with another meeting scheduled between both parties in January.
Deputy Moran says that the current situation prohibits growth in the region while affecting people's day to day lives: