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?
The EPA’s National Inspection Plan is aimed at inspecting domestic septic tanks and wastewater treatment systems. This aimed to reduce a faulty system’s environmental impact by protecting ground and surface water quality, in particular drinking water sources.
There are three grant schemes (see below) that are available if your system fails an inspection, or if you live in a prioritised area.
Can I get a grant to repair or replace my septic tank?
You may be able to get a grant to repair, upgrade or replace your waste water treatment system. You can apply for funding for 85% of the cost of the repairs to your system or a new system, up to a maximum of €12,000.
On 1 January 2024, the septic tank grant was updated. The grant increased from €5,000 to €12,000 and the qualification criteria changed so people could get the grant even if they hadn’t registered their septic tank by 1 February 2013.