Proposals sought to improve wastewater needs of rural villages

Proposals are now being sought to improve the wastewater needs of villages in Roscommon following the commencement of a new funding scheme under the National Development Plan.

  Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien announced the new scheme, which is funded by a €50 million commitment under the NDP, on Thursday last.

  The announcement follows the completion of a review of villages and settlements that do not have access to public wastewater infrastructure.

  The scheme will now open to local authorities for application and will stay open for applications until September 15th. There will also be an information workshop for local authorities.

  Local authorities now have the opportunity to develop early and comprehensive applications for funding under this new scheme which will be included in the Department’s overall Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme 2022-2025.

  Minister O’Brien said: “The improved wastewater services will enable local authorities to work in partnership with the community to enable villages and settlements to be better places to live, work and visit, to support overall Government objectives under Housing for All and give practical effect to our vision for a vibrant rural Ireland under Our Rural Future”.

  Local authorities are now being invited to submit proposals for consideration for funding under this new measure.