Group Water Schemes

Group Water Schemes

A private group water scheme is one where the entire water supply (including the source, treatment plant and distribution network) is owned by a group of community trustees. These are commonly members of the National Federation of Group Water Schemes.

Monaghan County Council monitor all private group water schemes supplies in Monaghan. In the case of private group water supplies, the Monaghan County Council is the supervisory authority. They have the same role that the EPA has for public supplies. If a private water supply falls below the Drinking Water Regulations standards, the local authority notifies the trustees of the scheme. The trustees must submit an action programme to the local authority which will address the problem within a certain timescale. The local authority has legal enforcement powers if appropriate action is not taken.

For all regulated private group water supplies, the HSE is informed if there is a potential danger to human health and agrees remedial actions with the local authority for the protection of public health.

There are 12 Private Group Water Supplies in County Monaghan.  To find out more information on Group Water Scheme drinking water quality results in County Monaghan please click on the following links:

AUGHNASHALVEY GWS CHURCHILL / ORAM GWS
CORDUFF GWS DONAGHMOYNE GWS
DOOHAMLET GWS DRUMGOLE GWS
GLASLOUGH / TYHOLLAND GWS KILLANNY GWS
MAGHERACLOONE GWS STRANOODEN GWS
TRUAGH GWS TYDAVNET GWS

Publications

Subsidy Explanatory Memo & Application 2018