€7.9m water allocation is welcomed

An allocation of approximately €7.9 million for the rural water programme in Co. Roscommon was welcomed this week by both Deputy Michael Finneran and Senator Terry Leyden. Deputy Finneran said, ‘This represents an increase of over 20 percent on the 2007 allocation and is the third highest allocation to a local authority in the country. This funding will provide and enhance water supply to households.’ He continued: ‘This major allocation by the Fianna Fáil-led Government is a further commitment to providing a top class rural water scheme for County Roscommon,’ concluded Deputy Finneran TD. Senator Leyden said that the Rural Water Programme has played a pivotal role in rural development and in improving rural lifestyles. ‘Substantial works are ongoing and we can expect to see major progress this year. This will be a boost for county councillors throughout the county who are progressing rural water schemes in their area.’ Senator Leyden paid tribute to the group schemes activists who, for nearly half a century, have worked tirelessly for the betterment of their neighbours and communities.