Well Grant Revised Scheme Important information

In order to be considered and be eligible for a well Grant the following information regarding Water Testing is very important:

Sampling, analysis and certification must be carried out by a competent, recognised, independent and INAB (Irish National Accreditation Board) or equivalent accredited laboratory.Analysis by a non-accredited bodies will not be accepted.

The applicant is responsible for arranging sampling by the laboratory (the laboratory must take the water sample, not the applicant, as specific equipment and methods are used including sampling bottles, which have to be sterile).

Treatment: Pre-installation - Sampling, analysis and certification of the water must be carried out onsite by an accredited Lab to provide information on the equipment likely to be required. Post-installation – Sampling, analysis and certification of the water must be repeated onsite by an accredited Lab in order to validate the water quality. 

Rehabilitation Works: Post-installation– Sampling, analysis and certification must be carried out onsite by an accredited Lab to validate the water quality.

New Well: Pre-installation – once water is found, testing must be carried out by the well driller to validate the adequacy, for domestic purposes, of the water quantity available from the well.   Sampling, analysis and certification of the (Raw Water) must be carried out onsite by an accredited Lab to provide information on the treatment equipment likely to be required. Post-installation – Sampling, analysis and certification of the treated water must be carried out onsite by an accredited Lab to validate the water quality.

 *Under no circumstances can the applicant or contractor take the sample themselves.