Multi Annual Rural Water Funding Programme – 2019-2021

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Submissions are invited from Group Water Schemes and Group Sewerage Schemes for the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme.

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The Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government has announced a Multi Annual Rural Water Funding Programme covering the period 2019 to 2021.  The Department have requested that Applications for Funding under this 3 Year Programme be submitted to them by 14th March, 2019.  Accordingly, Leitrim County Council will shortly be submitting our funding Application to the Department for the next three years under this programme in the hope of securing funding for any interested Group Water Schemes (GWS’s)and Group Sewerage Schemes (GSS’s)and other proposals under the various Funding Measures included in this Multi Annual Programme.  Please note that all Funding for GWS and GSS will be through this 3 Year Programme and hence it is essential that applications are made for Funding now under this Programme in order that these funding applications will be considered for funding over the 3 year period of this Programme.


What Should You Do

If your existing Group Water Scheme is interested in applying for a grant for upgrading work under any of the Measures covered by the Programme, please forward your Submission to the Rural Water Department of Leitrim County Council no later than Thursday 28th February, 2019.  In your Submission for Funding, please include the following details:-

  • Name of GWS together with a Contact Person & Phone No.
  • Brief outline of type of works proposed
  • An Estimated Costing for the works proposed (if you have quotations for the proposed works, please include these with your Submission, otherwise please submit an Estimate of the cost of the works proposed)

CLICK HERE for Leaflet which briefly outlines details of the Funding Measures included in this 3 Year Multi Annual  Programme.

This new Multi Annual Programme also includes Funding for new GWS and new GSS, Funding for Take-Over of GWS’s and/or GSS’s by Irish Water and also measures for Group Water Schemes which have no management Committee in place (i.e. Orphaned Schemes etc.).  Hence,

(1.)  If you are interested in forming a new Group Water Scheme (or extensions of your existing GWS) or Group Sewerage Scheme or

(2.)  If you are interested in having your GWS/GSS taken over by Irish Water or

(3.)  If your current GWS (or any other GWS that you are aware of ) has no management committee in place and thus requires assistance :



Please forward your Submission on this also to the Rural Water Department of Leitrim County Council no later than Thursday 28th February, 2019. 

Please note that this will be the only opportunity available to submit Applications for Funding under this 3 Year Programme and hence it is essential that if your Scheme is considering any works over the coming 3 year period, that details of these works are submitted to this office by the above date in order to ensure that they are included in Leitrim County Council’s Submission to the Department for Funding under this programme.  Please note that there is no guarantee that Funding will be provided for all Applications made, but if no Submission is received then no Funding will be available to your Scheme under this 3 Year Programme.

All Submissions should be forwarded to the address below in an Envelope marked as follows:-

“Rural Water Programme 2019 – 2021 – Funding Submission”

Address for Submission:

Rural Water Department,

Leitrim County Council,

Park Lane House,

Carrick on Shannon,

Co. Leitrim

Please ensure that completed Submissions are returned to address above by Thursday 28th February, 2019 at the latest.   If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact

071 9620005 Ext 611


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