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€1.3m funding for water and sewage

Fine Gael TD for Roscommon/South Leitrim, Frank Feighan, has said that €1.3m worth of funding for group water and sewage schemes in Roscommon and Leitrim will improve water quality and upgrade local water conservation works.

“Respective allocations of €1.08m and €216,000 for Roscommon and Leitrim are aimed at improving water quality in group water schemes, and at upgrading water conservation works in group water scheme distribution networks.

 “The programme also provides funding for group sewerage schemes. The Roscommon allocation is the third highest in the country.

“The news was announced by the Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government. The Rural Water Programme benefits from funding under the European Regional Development Fund.

“The Government has also accepted a recommendation from the National Rural Water Services Committee to investigate whether some elements of proposed new group schemes would merit a special contribution to help address funding shortfalls.

“We are supporting the Group Water sector as an important element of the water industry in Ireland and to continued investment in the sector to sustain and improve quality, standards and performance.”

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