Kerry County Council administers the Rural Water Programme in conjunction with Department of Environment which provides funding for the programme, and also with grant aid through the national CLÁR programme (administered by the Dept. of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs).
The Rural Water Programme comprises the following Grant Schemes:
A ? Grants for Individual Domestic Water Supplies:
This grant assists householders, who are dependent on private individual water supplies that are deficient in quality and quantity, to upgrade these supplies.
B ? Grants for Water and Waste Water Group Schemes:
Construction Grants for Group Water and Sewerage Schemes
Grants for the Refurbishment of Group Schemes prior to Takeover by the Council
Grants for Small Public Water and Sewerage Schemes
C ? Subsidy Grants for Group Water Supply Schemes:
This grant is made available to Trustees of Group Water Supply Schemes. It is a contribution towards the running costs incurred in supplying domestic consumers on private group water schemes that are served from either public or private sources of supply. In Kerry, this grant system applies to approximately 189 group schemes.
To?date, 324 group water schemes have been developed in Kerry. Of these, 193 have been taken over and are now maintained by Kerry County Council.
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