Almost €700,000 is to be provided for group rural water schemes in Kerry.
The county’s allocation is being provided under the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme for 2016.
The funding was confirmed this morning by Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin.
Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney announced his Department’s 2016 block and scheme-based grant allocations to local authorities for group water and sewerage schemes.
The total allocation of almost €14.9 million sees an increase of almost 30% on last year figure.
An allocation of €692,550 is being provided to Kerry County Council, who will be responsible for the administration of the programme.
The funding for Kerry County Council is aimed towards improvement of water quality in existing group water schemes in Kerry and the takeover of some schemes by Irish Water in cases where the scheme has sought such a takeover.
Upgrading and water conservation works in group water scheme distribution networks also comes under its remit. Funding is also provided towards new group water and sewerage schemes.
Deputy Griffin says allocation announced for Kerry is significant and will ensure that more people have access to a good quality piped water supply in their homes.