Funding of €240,000 has been allocated to County Roscommon for the enhancement of group water schemes.
News of the funding was welcomed by local politicians.
Minister Denis Naughten said: “This is the initial block grant allocation under Measure 2 enhancement of existing group water schemes of the Rural Water Programme 2018.
“This funding will enable measures that will improve water quality and the reliability of supply for households accessing group water schemes”.
Senator Frank Feighan also welcomed the funding, which was announced by Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government, Eoghan Murphy.
Senator Feighan said: “This announcement is great news for local communities. This funding is aimed primarily towards the improvement of water quality in existing group water schemes in Roscommon and upgrading and water conservation works in group water scheme distribution networks.
“Funding is also provided towards new group water and sewerage schemes. These new schemes enable rural households to have a supply of good quality piped water for the first time.
“The allocation of €240,000 is being provided to Roscommon County Council, which will be responsible for the administration of the programme”.