I have received confirmation from Irish Water that they are working with Cavan County Council and are investigating an alternative water supply source for Swanlinbar.
I have raised with Irish Water the need to source an alternative water supply as far too often over the years difficulties have arisen with regard to quantity and quality of supply to the town and its catchment area.
Irish Water in their response stated:
“Irrespective of the outcome of that investigation the investment that Irish Water are making in the treatment plant will ensure that the it is robust and able to supply water to all EU and Irish Standards” stated Irish Water.
I outlined in my representations to Irish Water that an alternative water supply source should be prioritised for investment and added that the people in Swanlinbar and its catchment area need to have a reliable and up-to-standard public water supply.
The full correspondence from Irish Water:
Dear Deputy Smith,
Thank you for your recent communication on behalf of constituents regarding the public water supply in Swanlinbar, Co Cavan.
I have received an update from the relevant department and can advise as follows;
Irish Water working with Cavan County Council are investigating an alternative source for Swanlinbar.
Irrespective of the outcome of that investigation the investment that Irish Water are making in the treatment plant will ensure that the it is robust and able to supply water to all EU and Irish Standards.
I trust you find the above information satisfactory. Thank you for contacting Irish Water.