The “Draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021”, is now available for online submissions.

Cllr Eddie Mulligan has completed his online submission for this plan and would urge people and communities interested in contributing to access the online questionnaire by clicking in this link HERE.

Cllr Mulligan’s submission included;

Details of your interest or concern:

  1. No public access by slipway to the river within the city.
  2. Visible raw sewage after high water springs or flooding in the John’s river tributary to the Suir.
  3. Reducing recreational use on the river.
  4. Estuary communities being devastated by banned fishing.
  5. Increased “fly tipping” and rubbish disposed of in the John’s River and River Suir, which could be deterred by a better appreciation of the ecology and river, through use.

Do you have a suggestion on how to improve the waterbody or address your concern:

  1. More public use and greater appreciation of this natural asset, would be provided by public slipway access.
  2. Need flooding and overflow alarms on sewage holding tanks.
  3. Revive estuary communities, by self-policing heritage fishing and artisan food (fish) tourism and trails.
  4. Develop a blue way to connect Dunmore East, Passage, Cheekpoint, Waterford City to the Waterford Greenway at Mount Congreve.

“Draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021” submission link.


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