What is a Remediation of Domestic Lead Piping Grant?
Lead piping was commonly used in the construction of houses up to and including the 1970's. Prolonged exposure to lead can have a negative impact on health.
In an effort to reduce this risk a grant is available to assist with the replacement of lead piping and fittings within the internal distribution system of affected homes.
Am I Eligible for the Grant?
You may be eligible for the grant if the premises you are applying for is your principle private residence and you have evidence of a requirement to replace lead pipes to include with your application. This evidence must be in the form of:
a) notification from a water supplier advising that there is likely to be lead pipes and related fittings within the internal distribution system of the house concerned,
b) certificate issued within the six months immediately prior to the date of application by a laboratory accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board, confirming a parametric value for lead in the drinking water supply to the house concerned, which exceeds the statutory limit, currently 10μg/l (10 micrograms per litre)
c) notification from a registered building professional advising that there are lead pipes and related fittings located within the internal distribution system of the house concerned.
How much of a grant is available?
The level of the grant shall be based on the approved costs in relation to the replacement of lead pipes and related fittings. The means test is no longer required. The approved cost shall not exceed the following limits:
- The level of grant aid available is determined on the basis of 100% of the approved cost of the works, subject to a maximum of €5,000.
- The minimum expenditure, on eligible works, required to process the application is €750.
How do I apply for the Grant?
Complete the grant form below and submit the fully completed form and supporting documentation (as outlined in the document ‘Terms and Conditions -Domestic Lead Remediation Grant Scheme’) to:
Meath County Council,
Buvinda House, Dublin Road, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 Y291