Rainwater Harvesting

Reduce water costs on-farm

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food launched a Rainwater Harvesting Scheme on 8th March, 2011.  The scheme will continue until the end of 2013. Installation of rainwater harvesting equipment will be grant aided at 40% of capital outlay to a maximum investment of €25,000, in other words there is maximum grant of €10,000. The minimum investment to qualify for the scheme is €2,000 per farm. Grants will be awarded on a priority basis considering various factors such as: applicant age, farm system, heavy water usage, economy of quote submitted, disadvantaged areas etc. Full details of the scheme are included in the following downloads.

Application Form
Scheme Marking Sheet
Terms & Conditions