Local Fine Gael T.D. Tom Hayes has announced that J3,374,225 is to be spent on improvements to the water and sewerage services in Tipperary.
“I welcome the announcement that J2.5 million has been secured following extensive lobbying by myself to the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Mr. Phil Hogan T.D. which provides funding to South Tipperary County Council to replace 18km of watermains in Fethard, Mullinahone, Drangan and Killenaule to reduce wastage in the water supply in these areas.”
“I am also pleased to announce that J449,500 will be spent on the small sewage scheme in Dundrum, Lisvernane and Kilsheelan, while J424,725 will be spent on water improvements in Dundrum, Graigue, Cordangan, Crotty’s Lane and Lingaun in Carrick on Suir.”
“The investment in the Fethard Regional Water Supply Scheme is key to supporting commercial and industrial activity in South Tipperary and is essential in supporting economic development in the area.”
“Today’s announcement re-enforces the current government’s commitment to investing in Rural Ireland. The money to be spent on these schemes will bring tangible benefits to the people living in these areas such as improvements to the quality of drinking water.”
“At a time when tough decisions are being made about cuts to public expenditure it is important that an investment of nearly J3.5 million can still be brought to Tipperary and be spent on improving local services and infrastructure,” concluded Deputy Hayes.