The Individual Supply Grant Scheme
If your house is over 7 years old and not connected to a public water or group water scheme, you should be eligible for a grant. This grant is worth up to €2,031.58 or 75% of the total cost of works involved (whichever is the lesser). The grant can be used to either upgrade an existing water supply or drill a new well. One grant per house is allowed in any 7 year period.
In order to qualify for the grant, total cost of works must be more than €635. Before any work begins, the local council will call out to inspect your system. Once approved, works can go ahead within 12 months. Works must be paid for in full on day of completion. Receipts and paid invoices have to be submitted to council with a water analysis report and associated paperwork before a second council inspection can be arranged.