Private Well Water Treatment Grants in Ireland

The objective of the grant scheme is to assist households dependent on private individual water supplies who are incurring capital expenditure to:

  • Provide a piped supply of water for domestic purposes, or
  • Remedy serious deficiencies in an existing supply of water for domestic purposes.
  • The scheme does not apply to houses to which a public or group scheme water supply has already been provided or can reasonably be provided.

Works carried out before a prior inspection by the Local Authority do not qualify under the scheme.

A person is eligible for a grant if he or she is:-

  • Providing a piped supply of water to an existing house for the first time; or
  • Carrying out improvements to a seriously deficient existing piped supply of water to a house;

where the supply of water concerned is a supply other than a public or group scheme supply. For the purposes of this memorandum, a group water scheme is a scheme providing a private supply of water by means of a common or shared source of supply and distribution system.

A person is not eligible for a grant if, in the opinion of the Local Authority, –

  • The house concerned is not occupied by the applicant as his or her normal place of residence (e.g. a holiday home);
  • The house concerned is at present connected to a public or group scheme water supply;
  • The area in which the house is located is or is about to be served by a public water supply or a group scheme water supply;
  • The house concerned is under construction or has been constructed within the previous 7 years;
  • A grant has been paid within the previous 7 years for:
    – the provision of the house concerned, or
    – the provision or improvement of a water supply to that house.

Works qualify under the scheme where they are undertaken to provide or improve a supply of water for domestic purposes in a house and they consist of one or more of the following:

  • Drilling or commissioning a new well;
  • Rehabilitating an existing well, including deepening/relining an existing bore or the removal of silt;
  • Providing or upgrading a supply of water from a surface water source;
  • The construction or improvement of a pump house, piping or other facilities in connection with the supply of water;
  • The provision or improvement of mechanical or electrical equipment or facilities in connection with the supply of water; or the provision of improvement of facilities or equipment for the treatment of water.

Works do not qualify where, in the opinion of the Local Authority:

  • They have an approved cost of less than €634.87;
  • The proposed works exceed what would be required to secure an adequate supply of water for domestic purposes;
  • They relate to the installation or improvement of plumbing inside a house;
  • They relate to the provision or up-grading of a supply of water for non-domestic purposes;
  • They are carried out before the Local Authority’s inspection takes place.

6.1 The amount of a grant will be the lesser of either (a) or (b):

(a) 75% of the approved cost, (or, where appropriate, the revised approved cost,
(b) €2,031.58.

To see if you qualify, send us a quick email or call 06753886 and one of our water treatment experts will be in touch with you to discuss your project.

One Eight has the unique resources and expertise to create a water solutions from source through profiling, and treatment. We have the ability to allow you to reuse your water for industrial purposes or you can choose to avail of our processes to bring your water back to EU drinking water standards