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Septic Tank Upgrades

Septic Tank Upgrades2024-03-04T13:31:43+00:00

Septic Tank Upgrades up to €12,000. We upgrade all types of septic tanks nationwide. Get in touch and book your septic tank upgrade. Here’s all you need to know on the recent septic tank grants upgrade to €12,000:

  •  140% increase in maximum payments – rising to €12,000 from €5,000
  • more households will be eligible for the grant

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien has announced that grants available for Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (commonly known as Septic Tanks) will be increased to €12,000 from €5,000.

The Minister also announced that the qualifying condition that the septic tank must be registered with the local authority prior to 1 February 2013, will be removed.

The changes, which will take effect from 1 January 2024, will mean that more households will qualify for the grants and will be supported to upgrade or replace their tank by a greatly enhanced grant.

Domestic waste water treatment systems collect, treat and discharge waste water from households that are not connected to public sewerage systems. They must be registered with Local Authorities who may inspect them to ensure they do not pose any risk to the public and the environment.

Currently grants of up to €5,000 are available to repair, upgrade or replace a septic tank provided it was registered before 1 February 2013. The maximum grant will be increased by 140% to €12,000 and will be available to all eligible septic tank owners.

Commenting Minister O’Brien said:

“These are very important changes which will help households, particularly those in rural Ireland, by easing the financial burden associated with upgrading, repairing or replacing a septic tank.

“I’ve listened to the feedback from many stakeholders advocating for these changes and I believe they will encourage more households to avail of the grant and consequently help reduce the risk of environmental impact from defective tanks.”

Here’s what you need to know on applying for a Septic Tank Upgrade:

  • You may be able to get a grant to repair, upgrade or replace your waste water treatment system. You can apply for funding for 85% of the cost of the repairs to your system or a new system, up to a maximum of €12,000.
  • Different types of grants

    There are 3 different waste water treatment grant schemes. One grant is available for people to upgrade or repair their system following an inspection. While the other 2 grants are only available if you live in a particular area, and are notified by your local authority that you are eligible to apply.

    Find out more about the criteria for each of the schemes on gov.ie.

    You cannot get a grant for the routine maintenance, servicing or de-sludging of a treatment system.

    How to apply for a septic tank grant

    Application forms for each scheme are available on gov.ie. For more information on these schemes, you can contact the rural water section of your local authority.

  • We upgrade all types of septic tanks nationwide. Get in touch with our team of experts and we book you in for a septic tank upgrade.
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