Work is expected to start next year on the Murrisk community water project, which would see a quality water supply being brought from Lough Mask to the 600-700 homes in the Murrisk, Lecanvey and Kilsallagh areas of Westport.
Homeowners having been putting up with inferior water, often brown in colour, for years according to Westport Councillor Christy Hyland, who's now urging householders to sign up for the new scheme.
It will cost over €6.2 million, with €5 million being provided by the State.
The local contribution will be €851,000 - and this would mean a charge of €1,400 per house if 600 homes sign up to the scheme.
However, Councillor Hyland warns that this charge will increase if people miss the opportunity to sign up now.
He says clean water should be flowing to these areas by 2023.
The Independent Councillor has been giving an update on the long-awaited water scheme to Midwest News.