Where can I get more information on Grants?

Grants of 85% up to a maximum of €5,000 are available to fix septic tanks systems under the following grant schemes:

National Inspection Plan: Grants are available to fix septic tank systems that fail inspection by a Local Authority under the National Inspection Plan and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement. The homeowner will receive an advisory notice from the Local Authority requiring the system to be fixed. The Local Authority will also handle the grant application.

High Status Objective Catchment Areas: Grants are available to fix septic tank systems in these areas that are or may be causing a threat to the environment and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement. You can check if you are in these areas by inputting your EIRCODE in a map and apply to the Local Authority for the grant.

Priority Areas for Action: Grants are available to fix septic tank systems in these areas that are or may be causing a threat to the environment and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement. These systems will be identified by the Local Authority Waters Programme Office who will issue a letter confirming eligibility to apply. The homeowner can then apply to the Local Authority for the grant.

Routine maintenance, servicing or de-sludging do not qualify for grants.

Details of Terms & Conditions are available from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

Grants are administered by Local Authorities (City & County Councils). Contact your Local Authority Rural Water Section if you require further information or wish to enquire about an application.