- Existing/Revised/New: Amending existing legislation, and implementing new legislation
- Date of Screening: 22 January 2024
- Screening Outcome – Full EQIA Recommended: No
Providing NI Water stronger powers to manage water shortages; This proposal seeks to provide NI Water with wider powers to tackle water shortages by increasing the number of areas for which it can restrict the use of a hosepipe beyond the watering of a private garden or washing of a private car. Having additional powers to restrict the filling or swimming pools, ornamental fountains, and the power-washing of pavements will help reduce water consumption during times of high-demand.