Who we are

The Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO) is a local authority shared service, managed and operated by Tipperary County Council in partnership with Kilkenny County Council. The core functions of the programme are:

  • To improve water quality in the priority areas for action (PAAs) through catchment assessment and collaboration with implementing bodies
  • To ensure that relevant public agencies are cooperating effectively in order to produce positive water quality outcomes, both locally and nationally
  • To support communities to engage with their local waterbodies.

This Privacy Statement forms part of and is governed by the general Privacy Statement for Tipperary County Council

The statement explains the information gathering and dissemination practices regarding data by the Local Authority Waters Programme.

Data Collection

  1. It is our policy not to collect any user’s personal data, other than:
  2. Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, internet or otherwise.
  3. Automated technologies or interactions. As you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We may collect this personal data using cookies or analytical technologies. Where we do apply such technologies, we will place a cookie or equivalent policy on the relevant web site. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.
  4. Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources.
  5. Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services based [inside OR outside] the EU.
  6. Identity and Contact Data from data brokers or aggregators based [inside OR outside] the EU.
  7. Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Companies Registration Office and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.

Personal information provided will be solely for the purposes of

  1. Responding to your queries
  2. Process financial applications under funding schemes operated solely or partly by LAWPRO
  3. Communicating local, national, or international water related information of relevance


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


When visitors comment on a blog, cookies will be stored on their computer. This is purely a convenience, so that the visitor will not need to re-type all their information again when they want to leave another comment. This is a feature of WordPress on which this site is designed


Our websites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, but it is our policy to ensure our security system adheres to the highest standards.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

Our websites contain links to other sites. The Local Authority Waters Programme is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Who we share your data with

Personal data collected may be shared with Local Authorities, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage and the Environmental Protection Agency. We require all third parties to enter into a data processing agreement with us which complies with our obligations under the GDPR. This agreement requires third parties to have appropriate security systems in place and only to use your personal data on our instructions and in accordance with data protection law.

For the purposes of analysing visitor traffic, we record the number of visitors to the websites, which is used for statistical purposes. This information does not contain any personal data.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Irish Data Protection Commissioner

Further information in regard to data privacy rights are available on the website of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. www.dataprivacy.ie


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, or the security practices of our websites, you can contact info@lawaters.ie