Meeting on water quality in Slaney River catchment area
A PUBLIC meeting will be held in Baltinglass next month to discuss water quality issues in the Slaney River catchment.
The meeting will take place at 7.30 p.m. in Germaine’s on Tuesday, March 12.
Following on from consultation on the draft River Basin Management Plan, the Local Authority Waters Programme will be undertaking work to gain a better understanding of what is happening in the Slaney River priority area for action. Information on plans for this area will be available at the meeting.
The River Basin Management Plant for Ireland 20182021 (RBMP) sets out a new approach for the protection and management of water quality in rivers, lakes, estuaries, groundwater, and coastal waters. The RBMP lists 190 priority areas for action where collaborative efforts will be focussed to improve water quality, including the Slaney River catchment area.
In advance of any field work, the Local Authority Waters Programme is holding public meetings in the priority areas of action to inform communities and stakeholders of planned activities and assessments on the local water bodies, and allow for local input into the process.