Domestic Lead Remediation Grant Scheme

Grant Scheme

There is a Government grant available that provides 100% of costs up to €5,000 to replace drinking water lead pipes within the boundaries of your property

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Is your health at risk due to the presence of lead pipes in your home?

  • Lead is a proven health risk
  • It is a metal that was used for pipework and plumbing in some houses built up to, and including, the 1970s
  • If you live in an older house, it is important to check if you have lead piping in your home
  • The World Health Organisation and HSE advise that there is no safe level of lead in drinking water
  • The most effective way to reduce your exposure to lead in drinking water is to replace lead piping


How much financial assistance can I get?

  • 100% of the approved cost of the works is available, subject to a maximum of €5,000
  • It is not means tested
  • The grant is available if you receive your water from either a public or private water supplier

How do I claim?

  • The grant is administered by local authorities
  • Contact the local authority for your area to obtain a DLRG 1a claim form
  • For details of local authorities, click here


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