Lead Remediation Grant

The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government 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 value of a grant payable is determined on the basis of gross household income subject to a maximum of either €4,000 or €2,500 depending on one’s income.

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 9111370

Email:  modonn@sligococo.ie


Remediation of Domestic Lead Piping Application form & Information - 92 kbs  PDF
Feabhsúchán ar Phíopaí Luaidhe Baile Foirm Iarratais - 89 kbs  PDF
Grant to replace lead pipes and fittings - Leaflet - 3,271 kbs  PDF
Replacement of Lead Supply Pipes - Guidance Notes - 288 kbs  PDF

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.