Water Services Act 2007


Rural Water Services

Chapter 1

General administrative provisions

National Rural Water Services Committee.

75.— (1) There shall be a body to be known as the National Rural Water Services Committee or, in the Irish language, an Coiste Náisiúnta Seirbhísí Uisce Tuathúil (and in this Act referred to as the “National Committee”) to perform the functions assigned to it by or under this Act.

(2) The National Committee shall stand established on such day as the Minister by order appoints.

(3) The National Committee shall consist of such persons as may be appointed by the Minister from time to time.

(4) It shall be the function of the National Committee to—

(a) advise the Minister on—

(i) policy in relation to rural water services,

(ii) rural water services investment objectives and priorities,

(iii) efficiency and effectiveness of investment in rural water services, including progress on the achievement of investment objectives,

(iv) monitoring and reporting procedures in relation to the protection of human health or the environment,

(v) guidelines for the making of a rural water services strategic plan,

(vi) continuing development of rural water services strategic planning, including evaluation of the effectiveness of rural water services strategic plans, or

(vii) such other matters on which he or she may seek advice,


(b) carry out such activities, including research, as may, with the consent of the Minister, be required.

(5) The Minister may make regulations for the purposes of this section.

(6) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (5), regulations under this section may provide for all or any of the following matters:

(a) composition, appointment and removal procedures and term of office of the National Committee;

(b) meetings and procedures;

(c) expenditure and finance;

(d) reporting arrangements; and

(e) any incidental and ancillary matters.