You need to register with Irish Water by 30 June to qualify for the new Water Conservation Grant.
Every household that registers with Irish Water by 30 June 2015 will be eligible for the annual Water Conservation Grant, even if the household has its own private water supply and wastewater services.
This grant will be paid by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) from September 2015. It is available to all home occupiers including people who are renting. You can use it as you choose, for example, as a contribution towards your water bills, installing a conservation system, maintaining your well or de-sludging your septic tank.
The Department of Social Protection will write to households that are registered with Irish Water in July 2015 outlining the application process.