Nenagh town manager Marcus O’Connor has revealed that Irish Water’s role in taking over estates by Nenagh Town Council needs to be clarified.
Mr O’Connor was responding to concerns by Cllr Tommy Moylan over taking Clonalsee estate in charge and what it would mean if there is a problem with water services.
Cllr Hughie McGrath said that traditionally the council took over water, lighting and roads in estates, but Irish Water was a “new unknown for us”. It was important Irish Water made taking in charge a priority where the council may have to overlay a surface.
Mr O’Connor said the issue became complicated when the county council took over water services from the town council.
“It has been a two-stage process for the last number of years. The assets have been given to Irish Water, but this has not yet been clarified and there will have to be some national procedures,” he said.
He said that Irish Water will take over waste water and drinking water, but not storm water.