Cork North West TD Michael Creed has welcomed the inclusion of those with private wells and septic tanks in the eligibility for the €100 Water Conservation Grant. Commenting on this measure Deputy Creed:
“I am pleased that those who have invested heavily in installing their own private water infrastructure will now receive financial assistance for the upkeep of their wells and septic tanks and are being acknowledged for their contribution to water conservation and environmental protection.
“Under the new grant available to all households €100 will be made available to all households who register with Irish Water, regardless of whether they will be customers or not. This grant will be paid by the Department of Social Protection. I would advise all households to register with Irish Water before the closing date of February 2nd 2015.
“This grant is particularly welcome in Cork North West, where a significant number of households have their own private water source and waste water treatment systems. These systems come at a significant initial cost as well as an ongoing maintenance and running cost.