€382,000 for Tipperary Rural Water Schemes

Posted by Alan Kelly on May 11, 2015 at 02:41 PM

This morning I have announced €382,000 in funding for Tipperary rural water schemes. The funding has been granted to Tipperary County Council under the Department’s Rural Water Programme which sets aside funding for upgrading and upkeep of group water schemes in rural areas.

22 group water schemes across the county are eligible to gain from funding under the upgrading schemes and water conservation measures while a further five schemes will see works to improve water and was...tewater quality.

The move is part of a €14 million national investment for private water schemes throughout the country. Group water schemes are private schemes where homeowners pay for their water supply. Many have been established in rural areas where water provision would not be economical for the public supply. The group schemes will now sit down with Tipperary county council and decide the works for the years ahead.

This investment is vital for water quality for many people in rural areas throughout Tipperary. This will see the upgrade and investment in water conservation measures for many group schemes throughout the county. Group water schemes are an excellent example of communities working together to provide a vital service for isolated areas. In many cases, these are people who have been paying for water for generations and enjoy a much better regulated and managed system than many in the public water supply.

I invite all groups to sit down with Tipperary county council so that this funding can be best utilised in the county. I am confident that the majority of group water schemes in the county will be able to benefit from it and households can enjoy better quality water.

Tipperary 2015 Rural Water Programme Funding

Funding for Group Water Schemes Upgrade/Water Conservation

Allocation €350,000

Scheme Name (eligible for works)

Newhill: Patrickswell: Ardcroney: Lacka: Brittas: Pike ~ Ballingarry: Bawn: Moyne: Drombane ~ Ballina: Fennor: Kilcoran: Urard: Castleiney: Tonagha ~ Laharden: Knock: Couraguneen: Ballinderry: Gorteenakilla: Frolic ~ Carney: Cunnahurt ~ Knockalton: Graigue ~ Pouldine: Rahealty:

Quality Deficient Group Water Schemes.

Allocation €32,000 Scheme Name

Brittas Fennor Knock Curraguneen Elmhill

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