KCC to look at funding drinking water refill stations in budget

Kerry County Council is to look at funding drinking water refill stations in next year’s budget.

Irish Water’s policy is to facilitate the connections to the network, but the agency doesn’t provide the budget for the water fountain hardware.

Kerry County Council says it and Irish Water will work with any local development groups to provide such water stations.

They add that the potential for funding for these facilities will be considered in Budget 2021.

The council was responding to a question from Kerry’s Cathaoirleach, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen about installing water refill stations in the county.