Answered on May 28, 2013
To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons from County Waterford that have applied for grants under the new rainwater harvesting scheme since it commenced on 1 March 2011; and the total amount paid out to farmers in each county under this scheme to date.
Reply from Minister Simon Coveney: One applicant from Co Waterford has applied for a grant under the Rainwater Harvesting Scheme since it was introduced in March 2011.
One payment of €8,000 has been made under the Scheme, to date, to an applicant from Co Cork.
Due to the low up-take by farmers of grants under this Scheme, I have transferred €4 million of the available funding to the TAMS Dairy Equipment Scheme.
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