The rate of grant available for Group Sewerage Schemes is €2,031.58 per house or 75% of the cost of the scheme, whichever is the lesser.
My Department has funded a pilot programme to test a range of new, small-scale waste-water collection and treatment systems under Irish conditions. The objective of this pilot programme was to evaluate new approaches to meeting the wastewater collection and treatment needs of rural communities. The National Rural Water Services Committee, which will be established shortly, will consider the Final Report on the performance of new infrastructure provided under this pilot programme. I will review the future role of group sewerage schemes in the provision of waste water collection systems in the light of the Committee's report.