Cork County Council administers the Individual Domestic Well Grants.
The objective of the grant scheme is to assist households in rural areas that are dependent on a private water supply (individual well) for their household use, by financially assisting them where they incur capital expenditure, to carry out improvements to the supply to ensure that the water supply is wholesome and clean, or that the quantity supplied is insufficient to meet the domestic needs of the household.
You are eligible to apply for grant assistance if:
- Your house is over 7 years old
- You have not received grant assistance for Domestic Water Supply within the last 7 years
- You are not connected to a public water supply or cannot be reasonably served by a public or group water supply scheme source.
- The house is occupied as your normal place of residence.
(a) 85% of the approved costs for well rehabilitation works, subject to a maximum grant of €3,000;
85% of the approved costs for the provision of a new well, subject to a maximum grant of €5,000.
(b) 100% of the approved costs for works that, in the opinion of the housing authority, are necessary to treat the water to meet the water quality standards specified in Regulation 4(2) of the Drinking Water Regulations, subject to a maximum grant of €1,000.
A grant under these Regulations shall not be paid where the total cost is less than €750.
Applications for the grant should be made to Cork County Council; by reviewing the Terms and Conditions for
grants for the improvement of a private water supply to a house and then proceed with one of the following two options:
Click the following link if you wish to complete and submit an on-line application.
Click the following link if you wish to complete the form, print it out and post it.
Once you have completed your application form, please send it, along with the relevant supporting documentation to:
Rural Water - Private Water Supplies,
Water Services - Finance & Administration,
Cork County Council,
(021) 4285146 South)
Works carried out prior to an inspection and approval by Cork County Council will not qualify for this grant.