Rural Water

Group Water & Wastewater Schemes


A group water scheme provides a private water supply to 2 or more houses by means of a common or shared source of supply and distribution system.

The Council assists groups by working in partnership with them and by:-

  • Providing advice and guidance on the formation and operation of group schemes
  • Providing technical advice on source and supply issues, distribution networks, water quality and treatment, scheme design, etc.
  • Enabling groups to take a water supply from public mains where this is feasible
  • Providing advice and assistance on tender procurement and evaluation
  • Grant aiding group schemes up to 85% of the approved cost, subject to a limits.
  • Supervision of construction standards
  • Providing an annual subsidy towards the operation and maintenance costs incurred on the scheme by the group