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Weather Warning – Installed Water Treatment Systems & Running Tap Water

What’s the influence of freezing weather on your water treatment system?

What can you do to keep the tap water running and what if the pipes get frozen?



Water Treatment System in Freezing Weather

With a severe weather warning in place for the whole of the county we are advising all our customers to pay some attention to their water treatment system. All water treatment equipment should be well insulated. CWS are not responsible for any damage that maybe caused to your treatment system in freezing / poor weather conditions.


What can you do keep the tap water running & lesen the risk of frozen pipes?

Here is an advice from Richard Burke of the Heating and Plumbing Association of Ireland:

  • Protect the house as best as you could – leave the heating running a lot longer, maybe at a lower heat, just to have it tipping away.
  • Having an attic with tanks? Then leave the trap door open a bit to bring some heat up there.


Accordint to Irish Water, you should cover any gaps under doors and around windows to ensure cold air is not getting inside. Also, try to heat rooms without heaters by opening doors of heated rooms so that the warm air circulates, which will help to prevent pipes and tanks from freezing.


Advice from us? Make some fresh drinking water reserve by filling big bottles with your filtered tap water and keep it in a warm place for later! You will have enough healthy purified water in case pipes get frozen.;)

Do You Qualify For A Water Treatment Grant?

Did you know? There are grants available to help you finance water treatment systems.

Don’t miss out that opportunity to get a grant to cover up to 85% of the costs! Apply today!


Group Water Supply

A grant of €6,475 / 85% is available to cover the costs for each house in the scheme!

Also, there is an annual subsidity offered by local authorities to cover the running costs.

The amount of grant depends on the location. Contact your local authority for more information.

Group Water Scheme

In some areas there is no public water supply and a local authority doesn’t plan to arrange a public water system in a near future. In this case, households are connected to a “group water schemes”.  A trustee acts on behalf of the households and deals with the local authority.

You can apply for a group water scheme grant if:

  • Two or more householders are going to provide homes and farms with a new (previously non-existing) water system.
  • A committee that represents the scheme members must propose the scheme and the local authority must approve it.

Annual subsidy for the running costs – 100% of the qualifying expenditure with the limits:

  • €70 for each house supplied from a from a local authority source (public mains)
  • €140 for each house supplied from a private source (such as a private well)
  • Where households using group water scheme provide their own water treatment plant under a Design, Build, Operate (DBO) contract, a new subsidy is paid to cover the full production cost of treated water for domestic use.

How and where can you apply for a group water supply grant?

Grant forms and further information can be found on your local authority website.

Ground water as a private water supply

You can apply for a grant if you are using / will be connected to a private well as a household water supply.

A grant of up to €2,031.58 / 75% of the amount spent can be received!

If your house is more than 7 years old and not connected to either a public or a group scheme, you may be qualified to get a grant.

Private Water Supply (Ground Water)

The grant conditions:

  • Used for a new water supply or to upgrade an existing one.
  • Only one grant per house will be allowed in any 10-year period.
  • Proposed work must cost over €635.

The grant is eligible for these types of works:

  • Drilling of a new well water
  • Provision of essential pumping
  • Water filtration/disinfection equipment

Check out Celtic Water Solutions’ Water Treatment Systems and Well Water Systems

Contact CWS / Call 1890 252 388 or 087 631 3339 for more information now!

Learn More about this type of grant.