Irish Water undertake additional project in Cork to support growth and development in small towns and villages
Glanworth has been today announced as the sixth project in the county to be allocated funding under the Small Towns and Villages Growth programme.
The programme supports growth and development in towns and villages throughout the country, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.
After consultation and assessment of each project, the six settlements to benefit are:
- Kilumney/ Ovens
- Ballineen/ Enniskean
Under the programme, 37 projects throughout the country have been allocated funding to date.
Speaking about the programme, Maria O’Dwyer, Acting Head of Asset Management for Irish Water, said:
“The purpose of the Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme is to provide funding for water and wastewater treatment plant growth capacity in smaller settlements. This programme supports the recently published Housing for All strategy and is focused on assisting growth in areas already served by Irish Water infrastructure.
“Irish Water put this unique programme in place and allocated funding having identified the need to support growth in smaller towns and villages. The six projects were selected following detailed consultation with Cork County Council to identify and prioritise areas for investment. We would also like to thank all elected representatives across the country of their engagement with us on highlighting the areas most in need.”