26th June 2023
Today my colleague Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien , announced capital funding under the under the Multi-Annual Developer Provided Water Services Infrastructure (DPI)Resolution Programme.
The Minister today approved funding amounting to just under €14.72 million to 9 local authorities for 21 projects providing water services to over 850 households. This is a welcome announcement for Carlow-Kilkenny with funding to enable the taking in charge by Uisce Éireann of DPI housing estates in both counties.
Housing estates in Co. Kilkenny have had €340,000 allocated under the Multi-Annual Programme, these include White Castle in Knocktopher, Brookfield in Ballyhale, and Archersfield in Kilmaganny.
Co. Carlow will see a funding allocation of €3.4m as part of the Multi-Annual Programme. Housing estates in Tullow, Co. Carlow will benefit from the programme including: The Granary, The Village, Killerig Count, and Killerig Lodges.
“This multi-annual programme...is continuing the process of helping the many families who are living in residential estates that are dependent on DPI for their water services. Many residents of DPI estates have made a major financial commitment in buying their homes but have been dependent on sub-standard developer provided wastewater or drinking water treatment plants for their water services."
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien
Through this investment Government are ensuring that public elements of estates such as the provision of roads, open spaces, car parks, and service connections are completed to the satisfactory standard and maintained thereafter by the appropriate authority.
Today’s announcement represents another significant step in resolving these problems. My Department is continuing to engage with local authorities to develop sustainable solution to estates with DPI to enable the taking in charge of these estates.
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