Midlands At Risk Of Water Shortages If Major Project Doesn't Secure Planning Permission

The project received Cabinet approval yesterday.

The midlands could be facing water shortages, if plans for a new major Water Supply Project don't secure planning permission.

The development, which is being described as one of the largest and most important infrastructure projects in the history of the State, will see a pipeline from the River Shannon to a reservoir in Peamount, Dublin.

It received cabinet approval yesterday, and is expected to proceed to planning next August.

It will benefit and provide water to the midlands and eastern regions, including Tullamore and Mullingar, which Uisce Éireann says have been too dependent on the River Liffey's supply.

Director of Asset Management and Sustainability at Uisce Éireann, Sean Laffey, says we must have the right assets in place:

Read more: Major Water Supply Project Given Government Green Light

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