New Water Charges Deferred to October

Yesterday, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) announced that it was deferring the introduction of a new water tariff framework for non-domestic water users until 1st October 2021.


Over the past year, Dublin Chamber has been calling for a delay to the introduction of the new charging system until business conditions have normalised. The new tariff framework, which will lead to price increases for many commercial water users in Dublin, had originally been due to go live on 1st May 2020 and was then deferred to 1st May 2021. Yesterday’s announcement should come as a relief to many businesses under pressure.


Irish Water is encouraging businesses to visit where they can assess the impact of the new charges on their future bills using their online calculator tool available on  Further information is also available online including a detailed Q&A and case studies. Customers who may be experiencing billing or payment difficulties can contact their dedicated business team on 1850 778 778.