Subsidisation for group water schemes will be restored to previous levels.
The Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, was replying to a parliamentary question from Kerry TD John Brassil, when he announced the restoration of the subsidy.
The grant paid to local group schemes was cut from €70 to €40 in recent years.
Minister Coveney says the subsidisation for those on group water schemes will be restored to the previous levels to ensure equity of treatment with households on public water supplies.
Deputy Brassil, who posed the parliamentary question on the matter, welcomed the restoration of the grant.