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Multi Annual Rural Water Programme 2024 - 2026

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The Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government has just announced a new 2024 - 2006 Multi Annual Rural Water Programme MARWP. 

The Rural Water Programme, through Exchequer funding, delivers improvements to private domestic water and waste water services in areas of rural Ireland where there are no public (Uisce Éireann) water/waste water services.

Grant assistance is available, through your local authorities (County Council), under the Programme for Capital Works for:

  • Group Water Schemes
  • Community Connections (water and waste water)
  • Individual Domestic Water Supplies (more commonly called private wells)
  • Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (more commonly called septic tanks)

The Programme provides for priority investment needs, which will support proper planning and sustainable development in rural areas. It will also help Ireland meet its Water Framework Directive commitments.

More information

For further information please contact Water Services section at or on 049 437 8300