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Water registration deadline

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has reminded the public of today’s (Tuesday) deadline for registering with Irish Water to be eligible for the Government’s €100 Water Conservation Grant.

Households have until midnight tonight, Tuesday, June 30, to register with Irish Water.

Speaking this morning, Minister Kelly said, “Whether you are an Irish Water customer, are on a group water scheme or have your own private well and have a septic tank, you are entitled to apply for the €100 grant. The first step is registering with Irish Water; without registering, a household cannot be eligible to apply. I urge everyone who hasn’t registered to do so before the deadline.”

Minister Kelly continued, “One of the main objectives of the Government’s water sector reforms has been to increase conservation including through reducing leakage. Some 6% of all water Irish Water produces is lost through leakage in customers’ homes. All households can play their part in conserving water.

“As well as funding Irish Water’s ‘first fix’ scheme, the Government is providing a water conservation grant for all principal private dwellings – customers and non-customers alike – that register with Irish Water. The more households conserve water or reduce leakage, the lower their bills will be, with resulting benefits for the protection of our environment”, the minister added.

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