Minister Murphy announces new three year investment programme for water services.
- Significant capital investment to support group water schemes in rural areas.
- The maximum grant for refurbishment works to a domestic well will increase from €2031 to €3000. A new and additional provision is included for a maximum grant of €5000 where a new well is required .
- The means test to qualify for a grant to carry out improvement works on a septic tank is being abolished and the maximum grant is been increased to €5000 . Eligibility for the grant scheme is also being extended.
- Changes to the above grant schemes for private wells and septic tanks are planned to come into effect during 2109, date to be announced.