Meet­ing on wa­ter qual­ity in Slaney River catch­ment area

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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