Lead in drinking water

A new grant scheme has been set up to help households with the cost of replacing lead pipes and fittings. The grant is means-tested and can cover up to 80% of the costs of replacing lead pipes. The maximum grant payable is €4,000.


 Household income % of approved costs available Maximum grant available
Up to €50,000 80% €4,000
€50,001 – €75,000 50% €2,500
In excess of €75,000 No grant is payable No grant is payable


Find out more from the Department of the Environment.