Developer Services

We offer a range of resources and support material for developers, offering a helping hand through the entire process, including design vetting and construction phases.

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Capacity Registers

Irish Water are publishing water supply and wastewater treatment registers to provide an indication of available capacity at our treatment plants.

Guide to Connect

We have compiled a Guide to Connect booklet to explain how developers can get their developments connected to the Irish Water network.

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Developer Processes

There are three key processes which you will need to follow when getting a development connected to the Irish Water network.

Pipe Responsibilities

It is important to understand the water and wastewater infrastructure owned by Irish Water and the water and wastewater infrastructure which will remain private in the future.

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Strategic Housing Developments

The Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Development) Regulations 2017allows for certain types of planning applications to be made direct to An Bord Pleanála. These are referred to as Strategic Housing Development (SHD).

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Technical Guidance

The Standard Details and Codes of Practice outline Irish Water’s requirements and provide technical guidance for developers in the provision of water and/or wastewater infrastructure that is to be installed in developments and that will be connected to the water and/or wastewater networks.

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On-Site Guidance

This library of documents provides guidance for those involved in the construction of new developments which are connecting to the Irish Water network.

Diversion and Build-Over Enquiry

If you are considering a development proposal which requires the diversion/build over of Irish Waters networks, please click below to navigate to the Diversions/Build Over page where you will find the required information and details of how to make an enquiry/application.

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Self-Lay in the public road

Irish Water is delivering a pilot project that is facilitating Self-Lay of water services infrastructure in public roads by developers on behalf of Irish Water.

Experience Based Accreditation Scheme

Find out about our Experience Based Accreditation Scheme to carry out Self-Lay in public roads. View the list of accredited contractors and apply to join the scheme.