Lead Remediation Grant
The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has put a grant scheme in place to reduce exposure to lead in domestic drinking water.
The purpose of this scheme is to assist owners of premises connected to a domestic water supply with the costs of replacing lead piping or related fittings located within the internal distribution system of the premises, as defined in the Water Services Act 2007. The premises concerned must be occupied by the applicant as his or her principal private residence.
The guidelines below may offer useful information to homeowners on the replacement of water supply pipes made of lead.
Completed application forms should be returned to:
Sligo County Council
Water Services Section,
St. Anne’s Place,
Phone: 071 911 1370
Please note that Irish Water have introduced a Customer Opt-In Lead Pipe Replacement Scheme. Where Irish Water customers agree to replace lead pipes on the customer side of the property, Irish Water will replace the lead pipes on the public side of the property. However, in order to avail of the customer opt-in scheme the customer must apply to Irish Water before their own plumber carries out any work.
Full details of this scheme can be found on the Irish Water website www.water.ie/lead.