National Federation of Group Water Schemes

National Strategy to reduce exposure to Lead in Drinking Water

On 9th June 2015 the Government approved a National Strategy to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water.  The Strategy was prepared by Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in consultation with the Department of Health, Irish Water, the HSE and the EPA, in order to map the scale of the problem and identify measures to mitigate any risks to human health posed by lead in drinking water.  In February 2016 a Lead Remediation Grant scheme was introduced to assist householders deal with any lead issues they may have in their internal plumbing systems. Copies of the strategy document, the associated press release and an NFGWS information note together with details of the grant scheme and an application form can be accessed below.

DECLG National Lead Strategy Document

DECLG Press release

NFGWS Information Note

Details of grant scheme and application form