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Fáilte romhat chuig leathanach baile idirlín Chónaidhm Náisiúnta na nGrúipscéimeanna Uisce. Is é an phríomhaidhm atá ag an suíomh seo ná slí a chur ar fáil don phobal chun teacht ar eolas faoi ghníomhaíochtaí na Cónaidhme. Tá súil agam go mbainfidh tú úsáid agus taitneamh as.

Welcome to the website of the National Federation of Group Water Schemes. The main purpose of this site is to provide the public with information relating to the activities of the Federation. I hope that you find it useful and enjoyable. About the NFGWS

Rural Water Programme 2015 - interim 2016 allocations announced on 5th May 2016

On 5th May 2016 the Department of Environmnet, Community and Local Government announced interim Rural Water Programme allocations for 2016.  The allocations were in respect of Measures 1 and 2 of the new multi annual programme.

Measure 1: Environmental and Public Health Compliance (Group Water Sector);

Measure 2: Enhancement of existing schemes (Group Water Sector);

Full details of the allocations can be obtained on the DECLG Circular L4/16.....click here

Revised Group Water Subsidy Arrangements (from 1st January 2015)

Adjustments following any review of subsidy resulting from the suspension of Irish Water's domestic water charges will be posted as soon as the details are available.

A review of the subsidy towards GWS operational costs in respect of domestic water supply took place recently.  The review was necessary in the context of the re-introduction of domestic water charges on public water supplies.  The final arrangements, which are effective from 1st January 2015, were published during May 2015 and can be accessed below.

DECLG Subsidy Memorandum May 2015

DECLG Subsidy Application Form May 2015

NFGWS additional guidance on GWS Subsidy June 2015

Water Sector Reform - Group Water Schemes and Irish Water

Group Water Scheme Sector will NOT be taken over by Irish Water

GWS members - what to do if you receive a bill from Irish Water

GWS members must register their details with Irish Water to be eligible for Water Conservation Grant

Information for GWS members registering their details with Irish Water

Group Water Schemes supplied by Irish Water

NFGWS submission to CER - for information of GWSs supplied by Irish Water

Irish Water to assume responsibility for billing its non-domestic (business) customers on a phased basis.

Since 2014 Irish Water has been responsible for the provision of water and wastewater services to all households, businesses and group water schemes previously serviced by Local Authorities. Irish Water did not assume responsibility for the billing element of its non-domestic service (business and IW supplied GWSs) at that time. Up to now this billing service has been administered by the Local Authorities on behalf of Irish Water. Each Local Authority has continued, on an interim basis, to issue these bills and to collect the charges at the same rates and frequencies, and with the same domestic allowances, as had been charged prior to 2014.

Beginning during July 2016, with counties Meath and Monaghan, a process to transfer billing and account administration to Irish Water will take place on a phased basis. Irish Water will be in contact with individual customers as their accounts are transferring and full details will also be available on the Irish Water website www.water.ie.

The transfer of account administration and billing to Irish Water will not involve a change in water services charges, free domestic allowances or billing frequencies in the medium term. It is understood that the process of agreeing a longer term “enduring tariff” structure with the Commissioner for Energy Regulation (Water) is still some time away from concluding.

The NFGWS is meeting with Irish Water to ensure that this transition will not be problematic for Group Water Schemes or their customers during the transfer process. Affiliated Group Water Schemes that experience any difficulties should contact their NFGWS development officer.

National Strategy to reduce exposure to Lead in Drinking Water

On 9th June 2015 the Government approved a National Strategy to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water.  The Strategy was prepared by Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in consultation with the Department of Health, Irish Water, the HSE and the EPA, in order to map the scale of the problem and identify measures to mitigate any risks to human health posed by lead in drinking water.  In February 2016 a Lead Remediation Grant scheme was introduced to assist householders deal with any lead issues they may have in their internal plumbing systems. Copies of the strategy document, the associated press release and an NFGWS information note together with details of the grant scheme and an application form can be accessed below.

DECLG National Lead Strategy Document

DECLG Press release

NFGWS Information Note

Details of grant scheme and application form

Training

       

NFGWS Conferences / Annual Delegate Conference (ADC)

Thursday, 15th September 2016 - Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, County Galway

Who should attend NFGWS Rural Water Conference? Group Water Scheme organisers and board members, Local Authority personnel involved in the delivery and supervision of Rural Water Services and all others with an involvement in the management and delivery of rural water services.

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Current issue of the NFGWS magazine (PDF format - 4mb).

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GWS Management Issues

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Policy and Legislation

 
 
 

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