Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (101)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

101. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the funding schemes available from his Department in respect of rural water schemes; the payments that were made to each local authority under these schemes and initiatives by county in each of the years 2018 to 2020, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7553/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

My Department's Rural Water Programme provides capital and current funding to the Rural Water Sector. The Multi-annual Rural Water Programme provides capital funding to the sector, while current funding is provided through an annual subsidy to group water schemes for the operational and maintenance costs of providing water to their domestic members. Further information in relation to capital and current funding available through my Department in respect of rural water schemes can be found on my Department's website at the following link:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a524a-group-water-schemes-and-rural-water-issues/#capital-funding-for-group-schemes-and-community-water-and-waste-water-connections

The three tables below set out the funding received by local authorities from my Department for each year 2018, 2019 and 2020 through the Rural Water Programme under the above funding schemes.

Table 1

Table 2

Table 3

Questions Nos. 102 to 104, inclusive, answered with Question No. 97.