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Irish Water - Building a New Utility

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 26 February 2013
  • Time(s)
    6.00 PM - Tea/coffee and sandwiches | 6.30 PM - presentation
  • Venue
    Sólás Building, North Campus, Institute of Technology, Tralee

About the event

Irish Water is to take over the water investment and maintenance programmes of the 34 County and City Councils.  It will be the single point of contact for customers connected to the public mains supply and will be statutorily responsible for investing in and operating water services infrastructure. It will provide drinking water and waste water services to household, commercial and industrial customers in Ireland (apart from those served by group water schemes).   In this presentation John Barry will discuss the challenge facing the establishment of this new utility.

About the speaker

John Barry Chartered Engineer is a Civil engineering graduate of UCC with a post graduate qualification in Mechanical engineering.  He joined Bord Gáis is 1997, initially as a project engineer, becoming project manager.  In 2008 he was appointed Managing Director of Bord Gáis Networks.  He is currently acting Chief Executive of Bord Gáis and was the Programme Director for the Establishment of Irish Water.  John is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland.

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Admission

Free – all welcome!