Community groups also may produce drinking water. These schemes are called Group Water Supply Schemes. These schemes are operated and managed by the Group. A Group can consist of as few as 2 residences. Such groups in this county, receive subsidies from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Tipperary County Council provides technical and administrative advice to these groups and administers the grants and subsidy schemes on behalf of the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
Group Water Supply Schemes can be subdivided into two types:
- Where the water is produced by local authority and sold in bulk to the Group Scheme who manage the network . These are called Public Group Water Supply Schemes. There is one such schemes in this county.
- Where the water is fully produced and distributed by the Group. These schemes are called Private Group Water Supply Schemes.
The European Communities (Drinking Water) (No 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 278 0f 2007) established the Water Service Authorities as the Supervisory Authority over Group Water Supply Schemes. This assigns a range of executive powers to the Water Service Authorities.
Group Scheme Applications
When you submit an application for the Annual Subsidy for an existing group scheme, we will examine it immediately to ensure that the application is completed correctly.
Where the application is incomplete, we will notify you within 3 working days and specify the further information needed to complete it.
Payment of subsidy in respect of existing schemes will issue within 3 weeks of receipt of a completed application.