Donegal County Council Logo
Home > Services > Water > Rural Water Programme > Wells



What is a Well Grant?


It is a grant funded by the Department of the Environment and Local Government and administered by Donegal County Council. The objective of the Grant Scheme is to assist households dependent on private individual water supplies to improve a serious deficient supply either by drilling a new well or installing a new pump on an existing well.

How do I apply for a Well Grant?

Complete and return a WG1 Well Grant Application 2014 which is accompanied by an Explanatory Memo for Well Grants 2014‌. 


How much of a Well Grant can I receive?

The amount of a grant will be 75% of the approved cost or €2031.58, whichever is the lesser.


Who can test the water quality of my well supply?

For the purposes of Well Grant applications only water tests from the HSE are acceptable. The cost of same is €100 per sample and €100 each for any subsequent samples, payable directly to the HSE. Contact details are Inishowen & Letterkenny areas 074 9363755. Milford & Glenties 074 9123759 and Stranorlar & Donegal Town 074 9123759.


Further information  



Rate this Page

Select an option below

Map Services

Map Portal

  • winterweather Image
  • NWGreenway network icon
  • Donegal Tourism Logo
  • Rennet Image
  • NPPR Logo
  • Donegal Gathering Logo
  • Donegal Diaspora Logo
  • Public Art logo
  • Regional Cultural Centre logo
  • Spaceial logo
  • IrishWater
  • LEO