Council opposes lake water plan

Nenagh Town Council has formally opposed Dublin City Council’s proposal to extract water from Lough Derg for the Greater Dublin area, that includes 11 local authorities.

Nenagh Town Council has formally opposed Dublin City Council’s proposal to extract water from Lough Derg for the Greater Dublin area, that includes 11 local authorities.

The council backed a motion from Cllr Seamus Morris calling for such opposition to a plan that would see 300 million litres of water taken each day from the lake

“It is important we take a stand on this. This is not just a Dromineer issue. Dublin is going to take our water and let it leak all over Dublin. Tipperary can’t exist commercially without its supply of water,” he said.

He was supported by Cllr Virginia, a member of the River Shannon Protection Alliance, who pointed out that 600 jobs had been announced for Dublin because it could guarantee a water supply.

“Lough Derg is our biggest asset when it comes to attracting business to Tipperary. We should be shouting and screaming about it,” she said.

The council is to write to Irish Water and Dublin City Council to inform them of their stance.