Septic Tank Grants

Septic Tank Grants – upgrade your tank

Did you know that you could be entitled to one of 3 septic tank grants towards a septic tank upgrade?

In 2013, the EPA launched its National Inspection Plan aimed at inspecting domestic septic tanks and waste water treatment systems. This aimed to reduce a faulty systems’ environmental impact by protecting ground and surface water quality, in particular drinking water sources.

There are three grant schemes that are available if your system fails an inspection or if you live in a prioritised area.

Septic Tank Grants

Septic Tank Grants – upgrade your tank

Did you know that you could be entitled to one of 3 septic tank grants towards a septic tank upgrade?

In 2013, the EPA launched its National Inspection Plan aimed at inspecting domestic septic tanks and waste water treatment systems. This aimed to reduce a faulty systems’ environmental impact by protecting ground and surface water quality, in particular drinking water sources.

There are three grant schemes that are available if your system fails an inspection or if you live in a prioritised area.

NIP (National Inspection Plan)


Purpose of the grant:

To fix septic tank systems that fail inspection by a Local Authority under the National Inspection Plan and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement.

Conditions:

The homeowner will receive an advisory notice from the Local Authority requiring the system to be fixed. The Local Authority will also handle the grant application.

Level of septic tank grants:

85% of the eligible costs of remediation, repair or upgrading works, or replacement of any such system or €5,000, whichever is the lower.

PAA (Prioritised Areas for Action)


Purpose of Grant:

To fix systems in these areas that are or may be causing harm to the environment and need remediation, repair, upgrading or replacement. These systems are identified by the Local Authority Waters Programme Office who issue a letter confirming eligibility to apply. The homeowner can apply to the Local Authority for the grant.

Conditions:

The house must be located in a PAA in accordance with the River Basin Management Plan. Or the potential applicant has received a letter from the Local Authority Waters Programme Office (LAWPRO) on behalf of the housing authority, confirming eligibility to apply for a grant.

Level of septic tank grants:

85% of the approved cost of the works subject to a maximum of €5,000. The minimum expenditure on eligible works required to process the application is €750.

High Status Catchment Area


To find out of your house in in the catchment area click here and follow the map instructions

Before Upgrade

Image of Septic Tank Failure

After Upgrade

Septic Tank Grants use to upgrade this tank by Oakstown

How can we help you?

Our representatives and technicians can review your needs and answer any queries regarding septic tank grants and waste water treatment systems grants. Contact us here today for more information.