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A non-means tested grant of up to £800.00 is available from your local authority to help you improve your private water supply, you may be eligible for financial assistance if:

  • Your home or business is in Scotland and served by a private water supply;
    AND
  • The private water supply is the main/sole source of water for human consumption purposes to these premises;
    AND
  • Your private water supply is failing & in need of improvement to bring it up to modern standards.

Details about the application process are available from your local authority to whom completed forms should be returned.  You will need to provide a detailed estimate of the costs of your proposed improvement works.

If you share your supply with a number of neighbouring premises you may wish to consider making a joint application. A joint application can be submitted in respect of all the premises served by the supply, by you and the other owners or occupiers acting together. In the majority of cases a joint approach is likely to provide the most effective long term solution to improve your water safety.

You should not start any of the improvement works before your application is approved by your local authority. Your local authority must agree that the expenditure is necessary. The cost of improving a private supply can vary hugely and there will be instances where the supply requires work which exceeds the £800 grant. In such cases it will be your responsibility to meet the additional costs. Your local authority can provide information and advice about the Grant Scheme and help you complete the application form.

To find out who to contact to make this application please use the search facility here where all the details will be available for each autority.