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Mid Roscommon GWS, Mid Roscommon Co-Operative Society Ltd.

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Mid Roscommon GWS, Mid Roscommon Co-Operative Society Ltd.

Some of our Board members with 2 of the GWS Excellence awards we won for 'Biodiversity Enhancement' and 'Community Engagement' in 2021

  • ​​Meter Reading

The next scheduled meter reading will take place in July 2024.

  • Next Billing

Some 2023 invoices are still outstanding. Please pay as soon as possible. All bills paid before 31st March 2024 are eligible for a 20% discount on next years bill (if account is not in arrears). All water charges to be paid before 30th April 2024.

  • Check your meter regularly

Water usage has increased over the past number of weeks. All members are urged to regularly check their water connections for leakage. Care should be taken when inspecting meters at the roadside and high visibility vests should

be worn. It is also extremely important to replace the covers properly.

  • Roscommon Source Protection Project

Following the completion of the project of catchment areas supplying both sources for our water supply, we move on to identifying high risk areas which need to be protected. 

As part of this project, 2 new water stations were installed on the Group Water Scheme. One was installed in Fourmilehouse and the other in Tulsk. People can fill their water bottles at these stations free of charge. 

As part of this project, three local primary schools were involved in projects learning about biodiversity, water resources and how their actions affect the world around them. Sean Corrigan (Project Manager) visited the schools and got the pupils involved by giving talks about the catchment area and creating awareness how their actions affect the local communities. Each pupil in the schools on our GWS received a reusable water bottle so they can refill their bottle at our water stations. 


Bernard Kearned (Board member) pictured with Michael McCormack (Chairman) at our water station located in Fourmilehouse

  • "I've planted a tree and my garden is pesticide free"

A national school project targeting the domestic use of pesticides has been rolled out across Co. Roscommon. Mid Roscommon GWS manager Noel Carroll is leading the initiative. Every child attending national school in the county will receive online information about the damaging consequences of pesticide use and about the importance of biodiversity enhancement. They will also receive a tree as well as a certificate recognising the child's role as an 'advocate for biodiversity' in their own homes.

  • "Let it Bee"

Another initiative being trialled on our Scheme is the "Let it Bee" initative. This project gave a selected number of farmers beehives, equipment , mentoring and training with a view to changing mindsets and practices on pesticide usage on their farms. The theory behind the project is if the community look after and protect the bees, the water will also be protected as a co-benefit. 

  • "Let it Bee" in Brussels

The European Landowner’s Organisation (ELO) and European Agricultural In-dustry Association (CEMA) hosted its annual European Bee Award on 28th November 2023 at the houses of parliament in Brussels. Representatives from Mid-Roscommon and Corracreigh GWS, the NFGWS and Roscommon County Council were invited to attend as a past winner for the award, for the ‘Let it Bee’ initiative.

The project encouraged local farming farmilies to act as ambassadors for biodiversity enhancement and educate their community on the dangers of pesticides to water quality and the wider environment.
The initiative won the European Bee Award in 2020 and has since grown to include measures for solitary wild bees and has expanded into other counties.

There was significant interest in Let it Bee and the wider work of the group water scheme sector at November’s event. It also presented a great opportunity for GWS representatives to learn from the work of other like-minded European organisations.

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