Minister announces improved access to water for rural homes

AGRICULTURE and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced 35 Letters of Offer thave issued to successful applicants to the Rural Borewells Scheme.

The scheme, which is one of a range of initiatives included in DARD’s ‘Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Framework’, has been developed in partnership with the Department for Regional Development (DRD) to help isolated rural homes in Northern Ireland not served by a mains water supply.

Minister O’Neill said the scheme is helping provide access to affordable safe drinking water for rural homes that are beyond the reach of the public network.


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