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Get Connected to the Network

Uisce Éireann and your Local Authority are working in partnership to streamline and improve the process for connecting to the water and wastewater networks.

Temporary Time-Limited Refund in respect of Standard Connection Charges for Residential Development


Multi Unit Residential Developments - Uisce Éireann standard connection charges still have to be paid upfront by customers in the normal manner.


Single Domestic Customers who have a valid connection offer may be eligible for a waiver of their standard connection charges.


Further details for customers who are seeking a refund or a waiver can be found here:

Performance Bonds

Uisce Éireann has published for comment on the addition of Performance Bonds as another form of security acceptable under our Financial Security Policy. Performance Bonds are commonly used by Utilities elsewhere and Counterparties have consistently requested that they be added as another form of security acceptable to UÉ. See section 3.2 of the Financial Security Policy for the full updated list of Security Cover in respect of the applicable Financial Security Amount that UÉ will accept. Respondents have until 8 March to comment. If you wish to make comment please contact by Friday 8 March with Performance Bond in the subject line.


Any person or entity who needs to get a new or modified connection to public water supply or wastewater collection infrastructure must contact Uisce Éireann. You can make a Pre-Connection Enquiry in order to establish the feasibility of a connection to the Uisce Éireann network. This is a free service which allows you to find out whether a connection to the public network is possible or not. This can be followed by an application for a connection, once you have secured planning permission for your project.

Where you have concerns about the feasibility of connecting to the public network, we advise you to make a Pre-Connection Enquiry at an early stage of your project, as the outcome of this Pre-Connection Enquiry may influence your plans. Connection Applications for existing properties that require a first time connection, or that are looking to cater for increased demand or discharge, can be made at any time.

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This section will explain how you can get a connection, and to help you understand what you need to do in order to apply for a connection. Please review this section of the website carefully, together with the Uisce Éireann Codes of Practice, Standard Details, Pre-Connection Enquiry and Connection Application forms, all of which are available on these pages.

Get Connected to the Network

Our short video takes you through the steps to get a new or modified connection to the water and wastewater network.

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Connection Information

Find out more about different connections types or connection charges. Send us a connection enquiry or browse our FAQs

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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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Connections Contact Form

Start your Connection Application

Uisce Éireann is responsible for water and wastewater connections to homes and businesses throughout the country. We are working in partnership with Local Authorities to make getting a water connection easier.