Minister for Employment and Small Businesses Pat Breen TD has said that €410,100 is being provided for group rural water schemes in Clare under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme for 2016.
“An allocation of €410,100 is being provided to Clare County Council, which will be responsible for the administration of the programme,” said the Fine Gael TD.
“The funding for Clare County Council is aimed primarily towards the improvement of water quality in existing group water schemes in Clare, 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.
“A total of €200,000 will be provided for network upgrades in the county, a further €75,000 for improvement works and €100,000 for water conservation and management,” added Minister Breen.
“Funding of €18,000 is also provided towards new technology for the Kilmaley/Inagh Group Water Scheme, and a further €12,000 for improvements on the Killone Water Scheme.”
“The total 2016 allocation of almost €14.9 million under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme, announced by my Fine Gael colleague Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney, 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,” he said
“The allocation announced for Clare today is significant news and will ensure that more people in Clare have access to a good quality piped water supply in their houses.”