Grant for Group Sewerage Schemes
The Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan, announced on 17 December 2012 that he is increasing the grant for Group Sewerage Schemes to €6,500 per house or 75% of the cost of the scheme, whichever is the lesser.
- The current rate of grant available for group sewerage schemes is €2,031.58 per house or 75% of the cost of the scheme, whichever is the lesser.
The Minister stated that he proposes, in the first instance, to carry out a number of pilot schemes based on an increased grant level. He added that the selection of the pilot schemes and related funding arrangements will be completed as soon as possible after proposals have been received from local authorities in 2013.
The provision of financial assistance for this grant scheme is being made in the Rural Water Programme 2013. Local Authorities will be asked to prioritise their proposals, paying particular regard to the public health and environmental benefits that would accrue taking in to account the estimated costs.