An emphasis has been placed on water conservation, by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, for group water schemes in recent years. Conditions set with regard to the allocation of funding in the Multi Annual Rural Water Programme (MARWP) are a reflection of the importance being placed on water conservation for group schemes.
The Rural Water Section in Mayo have been carrying out water conservation programmes on private supplies within their functional area since 2010. The programmes have proven successful in driving down Unaccounted for Water (UFW), improving efficiency of operation and demand management.
Schemes can get more details on the rural water conservation programmeby emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Rural Water Office on 094 9064000.