Tuesday, 30th August 2016
€692,550 for group rural water schemes in Kerry – Brendan Griffin
Fine Gael Kerry TD Brendan Griffin, has said that €692,550 is being provided for group rural water schemes in Kerry under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme for 2016.
“Today’s announcement is great news for communities in Kerry. My Fine Gael colleague Minister for the Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney has announced his Department’s 2016 block and scheme-based grant allocations to local authorities for group water and sewerage schemes.
“The total 2016 allocation of almost €14.9 million under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme is an increase of almost 30% on last year. The scheme-based allocations being provided today will fund almost 119 scheme and projects and benefit over 12,500 households.
“An allocation of €692,550 is being provided to Kerry County Council, which will be responsible for the administration of the programme.
“The funding for Kerry County Council is aimed primarily towards the improvement of water quality in existing group water schemes in Kerry, the takeover of some schemes by Irish Water in cases where the scheme has sought such a takeover, and upgrading and water conservation works in group water scheme distribution networks.
“Funding is also provided towards new group water and sewerage schemes in Kerry. These new schemes enable rural households, to have a supply of good quality piped water for the first time.
“The allocation announced for Kerry today is significant news and will ensure that more people in Kerry have access to a good quality piped water supply in their houses.
“This Government is working to ensure that the economic recovery, which is now underway, reaches all parts of the country and the benefits are felt inside every doorstep and in every community. The Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme and the funding announced for Kerry today, is an important step in this process for rural areas”.
For Further Information please contact Brendan on 087-6528841