Rural Water Programme

The administration of the Rural Water Programme was devolved to local authorities since 1997.  This programme deals with Group Water Schemes, Group Sewerage Schemes, Subsidies towards operational costs of Group Water Schemes, Individual Water Grants and Small Public Water & Sewerage Schemes.

Group Water Schemes

GW1 Survey Sheet for Group Water Scheme
Form to Nominate Trustees
Group Water Scheme Completion form

Group Sewerage Schemes

GW60 Group Sewerage Scheme - General Information

Tax Clearance Application Form

Tax Registration form for Voluntary Non-Profit Making Organisations

Application for Tax Clearance Certificate

Subsidies Towards Operational Costs of Group Water Schemes

GWS Subsidy Terms & Conditions - Revised August 2018

GWS Subsidy Application Form - Revised August 2018

Individual Water Grants

05.05.23-amended-grant-application-form-1-.docx (size 262.5 KB)

05.05.23-terms-and-conditions-for-private-well-2-2.docx (size 147.1 KB)

Domestic Lead Pipes

Grants payable under Domestic Lead Remediation. This grant is to assist owners of premises connected to a domestic water supply with the cost of replacing lead piping or related fittings located within the internal distribution system of the premises as defined as the Water Services Act 2007.

Contact Details

Rural Water Liaison Officer,
Longford County Council,
Great Water Street,

Telephone: 043 334 3364

National Federation of Group Water Schemes,
12 Henry Street.
Co. Offaly

Telephone: 050 628 068