Wa­ter treat­ment grants

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - HOMES & DIY -

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).

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