A Group Water Supply Scheme is defined as:


Cases where a group of two or more householders have come together, using a shared water distribution system and/or water treatment system, supplied from a common source, to provide themselves with a water supply where no such supply (or a seriously deficient supply) already exists.


A grant of 85% of the approved cost subject to a limit of €6,475.66 per domestic connection, whichever is the lesser, is available for all eligible works. Group schemes must contribute a minimum of 15% of the cost towards any approved works. Grants apply to:


  • New schemes
  • Extensions to new or existing schemes
  • Upgrade/refurbishment work
  • Renewal of existing plant
  • Connections to a public supply.


Works, which are deemed eligible, include planning and design costs, construction, and the replacement of mechanical plant, reservoirs, or distribution networks. 


If you want information on setting up a new Group Water Supply Scheme, please click here for a guide on how to do so.