Up to 350 households in the Murrisk area are to benefit from an announcement this week by government that the Murrisk water supply scheme is to be included in the multi annual Rural Water Programme. That was confirmed this morning by the Minister for Rural and Community Developent, local deputy Michael Ring
It means monies have now been granted by government to provide the area with an acceptable water supply. Mayo county council and Irish Water will be responsible for delivering the new water scheme.
There has been a long running campaign in the area for a better public water supply in Murrisk, an area that attracts thousands of visitors each year to climb and visit Croagh Patrick.
There are infamous signs at the base of Croagh Patrick that read the water is not fit for human consumption.
Speaking to Midwest News this morning Minister Ring acknowledged that a new water supply for Murrisk has been long awaited, adding that he is delighted as a government Minister to see the new scheme delivered.