The Domestic Lead Remediation (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2016 bring into operation a Grant Scheme to assist householders with the cost of replacing lead pipes in their homes.
The purpose of the grant is to assist owners of premises connected to a domestic water supply with the costs of replacing lead piping or related fittings located within the internal distribution system of the premises as defined in the Water Services Act 2007.
The premises concerned must be occupied by the applicant as his or her principle private residence.
In advance of applying for a grant the home owner must:
a) Be in receipt of a notification from a water supplier advising that there is likely to be lead plumbing (pipes and fittings) within the curtilage of the premises
b) Hold a certificate issued within the six months immediately prior to the date of application by a laboratory with accreditation for testing for lead in drinking water, showing a parametric value for lead in the water supply at the premises which exceeds the statutory limit, currently 10μg/l (10 micrograms per litre). The issuing laboratory must be accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB)
Application Form – Grant Aid for Lead Remediation (Word Format)