Irish Water Has Proposed New Connection Charges
Irish Water is proposing a national framework of standard connection charges based on pipe size and distance from mains. This simplified system will replace the previous model of 900+ different charges across 31 local authorities.
 
Irish Water has stated that the majority of Non-Domestic Small and Medium users will benefit from the proposed regime, which it hopes to implement by Q4 2018.
 
The proposed pricing structure for water and wastewater connections is as follows:
 
Irish Water’s Proposed Standard Connection Charges – Water

Category

Service Pipe Size

Connection Charge (per unit)

Single Domestic (1 unit)

25

€1,935

Domestic Development

Dependant on number of units*

€1,935

Non Domestic Small 1

25

€1,935

Non Domestic Small 2

32

€7,015

Non Domestic Medium 1

50

€18,570

Non Domestic Medium 2

80

€30,084

Non Domestic Medium 3

100

€48,518

Non Domestic Medium 4

150

€91,147

Non Domestic Medium 5

200

€164,843

Non Domestic Large

>200

Quotable

*Domestic developments and apartments with multiple units will incur the charge per each individual unit.

 
Irish Water’s Proposed Standard Connection Charges – Wastewater

Category

Service Pipe Size

Connection Charge (per unit)

Single Domestic (1 unit)

100

€3,701

Domestic Development

Dependant on number of units*

€3,701

Non Domestic Small

100

€3,701

Non Domestic Medium 1

150

€22,274

Non Domestic Medium 2

225

€228,399

Non Domestic Large

>225

Quotable

*Domestic developments and apartments with multiple units will incur the charge per each individual unit.

 
 
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), which is responsible for regulating Irish Water, is running a consultation on the proposals and will publish its final decision in Q3 2018. Full details are of the proposals are available at the relevant CRU webpage.
 
To make your voice heard by the CRU, email waterconnections@cru.ie by close of business on Friday 23 March 2018.
 
Dublin Chamber is represented on the CRU’s consultative group for businesses, the Non-Domestic Water Users Group, and is keen to hear from members. Please contact fergus@dublinchamber.ie if you have insights to share relating to water supply, connection costs and charges.
 
Keep an eye on our monthly E-zine for updates on further consultations.

 

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