Water treatment grants
IF you do not have access to a group scheme or public water supply there is a “Well Grant Scheme” available to householders with private wells who need to remedy serious deficiencies in the existing water supply. Approximately 11% of Irish people get their water from private wells. Grants are available under the Rural Water Programme for the provision of or improvements to an individual water supply in a house.
A grant of up to 75% of the cost, subject to a maximum grant of €2,031.58, is available, subject to the below conditions:
• Drilling or commissioning a new well
• Rehabilitating an existing well, including deepening or relining an existing bore or the removal of silt
• Providing or upgrading a supply of water from a surface water source
• Constructing or improving a pump house, piping or other facilities in connection with the supply of water
• Provision or improvement of mechanical or electrical equipment or facilities in connection with the supply of water
• Provision or improvement of facilities or equipment for the treatment of water
How to qualify for a Local Authority Water Treatment Grant
To be eligible for a well water grant you must meet the following criteria:
• House is over 7 years old
• You have not received a grant within the last 7 years
• You’re not connected to a public water supply
The maximum grant available is approx. €2,050 or 75% of overall cost of improvements.
A detailed water test needs to be taken before and after any work is completed to ensure the proper water treatment system is installed.
Perfect Water Systems can carry out detailed water tests and provide assistance in filling out the well grant application forms, go through each step to ensure the householder understands the process. For more information call Perfect Water Systems, Call Gerard Concannon 087 8180087 (Kerry Area) or Colm Dawson 087 2704172 (Cork area).