Irish Water National Water Resources Plan - Draft Framework Plan

Closeddate_range8 Dec, 2020, 2:06pm - 1 Mar, 2021, 5:00pm

Irish Water is now inviting feedback on the NWRP draft Framework Plan and associated SEA Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement (NIS).

A ten-week statutory public consultation will run from Tuesday 8 December 2020 to Tuesday 16 February 2021 during which time the NWRP draft Framework Plan and associated environmental reports can be viewed and downloaded at and at your local authority’s planning office or County Library (depending on the local authority) during their normal opening hours.

Please note: The public consultation on the National Water Resources Plan Draft Framework Plan has been extended until 1st March 2021, allowing members of the public to comment on the Plan, associated environmental report and NIS and have their views taken into consideration before finalisation of the NWRP Framework Plan for a further two weeks.

This is your opportunity to feed into the process of how we identify the issues and opportunities for the water supply in your area and how we find solutions, before we apply them to your Region as part of the second phase of the NWRP.8 |National Water Resources Plan | Phase 1 Consultation

All submissions will be reviewed and relevant feedback incorporated into the final NWRP Framework Plan and associated SEA Statement and Appropriate Assessment determination.

Submissions from individuals will be reported anonymously and feedback from organisations will be attributed to them. Submissions will not be individually responded to but will be summarised in a second consultation report which will be published on

If you would like to make a submission, please send it by email or post by 1st March 2021.


Post: National Water Resources Plan, Irish Water, P.O. Box 13216, Glenageary, Co. Dublin

Freephone: 1800 46 36 76


The NWRP will set out how we will balance the supply and demand for drinking water over the short, medium and long term. It is a 25-year strategy to ensure we have a safe, sustainable, secure and reliable drinking water supply for everyone.

The development of the NWRP will take place in two phases. Phase one the draft Framework Plan identifies how we assess needs across all of our water supplies, and the process that we will use to find solutions to address those needs. The NWRP draft Framework Plan is published with an accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement, which look at how our Plan considers its impact on the environment.