LABOUR'S Michael McCarthy is reminding those that have registered with Irish Water that the deadline for the €100 Water Conservation Grant is looming. Households have until Thursday 8th October to register for the grant.
Deputy McCarthy said: 'Whether you are an Irish Water customer, are on a group water scheme or have your own private well and have a septic tank, you are entitled to apply for the €100 grant. The €100 grant is already being paid out to households that have registered their principal private residence with Irish Water by 30th June 2015. This also applied to households who have their own or group source of water supply and sewerage treatment or a combination of both.
'The water conservation grant has been well received, particularly in rural Ireland and by group schemes on the basis that they are being treated in the same way as everyone else, which is as it should be because they have been paying for water for many decades. People living in rural areas know the value of water, the value of the technology used and the effort it takes to get clean water into their homes.
'Many hundreds of thousands in group water schemes and with wells will now have the opportunity to use the grant to service their wells or invest in technologies to bring water to their homes or buy water butts.'