If you are currently supplied by a private water supply (not a group scheme) and need to either repair an existing water supply that may have some deficiencies or install a brand new water supply to your home, you might be entitled to a grant on any works carried out on your water system. This is a household grant available from your Local Authority. The key features of this scheme are:

  • The grant payable for rehabilitation works is 85% of approved costs subject to a maximum of 3,000 euro.
  • The grant payable for the provision of a new well is 85% of approved costs subject to a maximum of 5,000 euro, where the housing authority agrees that this is the most appropriate solution.
  • In recognising the role of the grant in improving water quality, the water quality treatment element (typically filtration and Ultra Violet treatment) qualifies for 100% funding up to a maximum of 1,000 euro. This can be claimed on its own or in addition to either the grant for rehabilitation works or the grant for a new well.

Whether located in Carlow, Dublin, Laois, Kildare, Kilkenny, Meath Wexford, Wicklow, or Waterford, the Johnny Flood Water Pumps team is ready and able to help you navigate the water grants process quickly and efficiently.

What We Do:

From providing the necessary application form to generating a comprehensive quotation, receiving approval and performing the required work, to helping you receive payment on the grant. The Johnny Flood Water Pumps team have extensive experience when it comes to assisting people throughout Ireland’s South and East Coast carry out the work they need in order to maintain a properly functioning water system for their domestic household.

A water grant is a tremendous resource to allay some of the costs associated with this type of work. Not enough people take advantage of the funds that are in fact available to assist you when it comes to drilling a well for instance or repairing deficient water supplies. Our interest is in working with you to obtain as much assistance as possible and ensuring that the work carried out is as trouble free as possible.


Current eligibility requirements for receiving assistance in connection with the water grant program include the following:

  • The improvement works will be carried out on a water supply to a house, where that water supply does not meet the quality standards in the Regulations or the quantity supplied is insufficient to meet the domestic needs of the household; and,
  • The house is occupied by the applicant as his or her normal place of residence; and,
  • The house is not connected to, and cannot reasonably be connected to, Irish Water or a Group Water Scheme ; and,
  • The house is not located in an area that is, or is about to be, served by Irish Water or a Group Water Scheme; and,
  • The house has been fully constructed for more than seven years, and a grant has not been paid for the provision of, or improvement to, a water supply to the house under the scheme within the previous seven years. This includes grant aid in relation to treatment works.

Type of Work Eligible for Water Grants:

  • Drilling or commissioning a new well
  • Rehabilitating an existing well, including deepening or relining an existing bore and the removal of silt
  • Providing or upgrading a supply of water from a surface water source
  • The construction or improvement of a pump house, piping or other facilities in connection with the supply of water,
  • The provision or improvement of mechanical or electrical equipment or facilities in connection with the supply of water
  • The provision or improvement of facilities or equipment for the treatment of water
  • Work that is over €750.00

All work must be started after receiving a Certificate of Approval (Local authorities will inspect to see if work falls within eligibility parameters.)

Obtaining water grants, whatever county you are living in, can be a tricky process. You should not try and go it alone. Our staff will be able to answer any questions and ultimately help streamline the process. Applications are available from your local authority website or at the links below:

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you think you may be eligible for a water grant. We can help you get the process started!